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Posted Friday, March 3, 2017 - 4:14pm

*Media Releases by the District Attorney’s Office are limited by the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct

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.

Posted Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:45am

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).

Posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:08pm

Notice of Sheriff's Sale of real estate situated in Douglas County, Kansas on April 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, in the basement of the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th Street, Lawrence, Kansas.

Property Map

Posted Friday, January 6, 2017 - 5:45pm

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.

Posted Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 4:54pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that this morning Lawrence resident Shane S.

Posted Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 4:00pm

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

Posted Friday, December 9, 2016 - 4:41pm

District Attorney Charles Branson announces that Carlton E. Bragg, 20, has been charged with one count of battery in Douglas County District Court.  Kansas statute defines battery as knowingly or recklessly causing bodily harm to another person; or in the alternative knowingly causing physical contact with another person when done in a rude, insulting or angry manner.  It is a class B person misdemeanor punishable by a fine and or jail time up to six months.

Posted Friday, November 11, 2016 - 2:33pm

Douglas County GIS will celebrate GIS Day 2016 next Wednesday, November 16, with two activities:

GIS @ KU – Douglas County GIS staff will be available at a sponsor table during the University of Kansas annual GIS Day Information and Job Fair. Learn more about how the county uses GIS to support workflows for many different departments and see demonstrations of some of our projects.

Posted Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

2016 General Election Results

Posted Monday, November 7, 2016 - 10:35am

 

 

Greetings from Douglas County Register of Deeds

SAVE THE DATE

 

The Douglas County Register of Deeds office will be going to a new recording system.  Pioneer Technology Group is our new provider and Landmark is the application.

 

Remote users may join sessions to train for the Landmark product with the Staff of Pioneer Technology Group November 17th and 18th.

Training sessions will be as follows:

Thursday 17th

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