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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 Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

2016 General Election Results

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



Greetings from Douglas County Register of Deeds



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

Posted Friday, October 28, 2016 - 3:34pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that Jon J. Myers, 18, had a first appearance today at 3:30 p.m. in the Pro Tem Division of the Douglas County District Court.  Myers is charged with sexual battery and aggravated sexual battery for two incidents that occurred at Oliver Hall on October 25.  He is accused of touching the leg of a victim in a sexual manner and later putting his hand in the pants of another victim.

Posted Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:17am

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces that Marquis J. Young, 27, was transferred from the Johnson County Jail to the Douglas County Jail and will have a first appearance today at 3:30 p.m. in the Pro Tem Division of the Douglas County District Court.

Attached is a copy of the complaint with the charges filed against Young.  Young is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The charges are merely allegations of criminal conduct.         

Posted Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 10:00am

Want to find your nearest Advance Voting Polling Place for to the November 8 election? Check out Douglas County’s new Advance Voting Location Finder! Any device with Internet access can load our new web app. To find your nearest advance voting location, you can enter your address in the search box, click or tap directly on the map, or use the locate button to search your current physical location. Your search results will appear in the menu.

Posted Friday, October 14, 2016 - 10:05am

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces a summons to appear in District Court was issued on October 14 for David H.

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