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Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced today a jury convicted Baldwin City resident Teri Lynn Johnson, 34, of unlawful sexual relations, sexual exploitation of a child and promoting obscenity to minors. Johnson was a paraprofessional employed by the Lawrence Public Schools to work in the day school, which is located within the Juvenile Detention Center at the time of the crimes, but is no longer employed there.
On December 9, 2016, Lawrence Police Department officers were dispatched to a report of property damage at 545 Wisconsin Street, Lawrence, Kansas. Upon arrival, officers contacted a female who claimed the car she was driving had been damaged by a known person and other unknown individual(s).
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that this afternoon Jared L. Wheeler, 21, of Oklahoma was sentenced following his earlier no contest plea to aggravated battery, a level seven, person felony. The Court sentenced Wheeler to an underlying sentence of 13 months in the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections. The Court ordered him to serve 60 days jail time to be followed by 24 months probation with Community Corrections, the maximum sentence the Court could give. The Court remanded him into custody to immediately begin serving the jail time.
On Friday, December, 9, 2016 officers were dispatched to a 911 call from a female claiming that Carlton Bragg had struck her and pushed her down stairs. Upon arriving to the 1000 block of Emery Road, officers made contact with Saleeha Soofi. Soofi claimed that she was in an argument with Bragg in a stairwell and during the argument, Bragg punched her and shoved her down the stairs. The officers photographed an injury to Soofi’s elbow. Later that morning Bragg was interviewed and acknowledged he was involved in an argument with Soofi but he denied striking her. Consistent with Lawrence