Archive for Thursday, April 2, 2009

Couple jailed after implicating each other

April 2, 2009

A Baldwin City couple landed in Douglas County Jail Friday after each pointed the finger at the other on unrelated crimes.

Baldwin City police were called to the 200 block of Eisenhower at 7:45 a.m. for a domestic disturbance. That proved to be fairly minor compared to the other charges that would follow as a result.

“She said he had been choking her,” said Police Chief Mike McKenna. “She also said he was a convicted felon and had a gun.”

Sure enough, the 46-year-old Baldwin City man had a loaded .380-caliber pistol. But what goes around, came around for the 37-year-old Baldwin City woman.

“As he was being handcuffed and taken away, he said, ‘Wait a minute. If I’m going to jail, you’re going to jail,’” said McKenna. “He said she had marijuana and a smoking pipe and she did.

“There wasn’t much left because they’d smoked most of it the night before,” he said.

It was handcuffs for her, too. She was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The man was charged with domestic violence and the state gun charge.

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