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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Defendant convicted for weapons, suspended license charges

  • A Leavenworth man has been convicted of a weapons violation for a concealed knife he was carrying during a traffic stop, according to a prosecution official.
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  • A Leavenworth man has been convicted of a weapons violation for a concealed knife he was carrying during a traffic stop, according to a prosecution official.
    Johnny Ray Davis, 51, was convicted Thursday following a one-day jury trial in Leavenworth County District Court. He was convicted of an aggravated weapons violation by a convicted felon and driving with a suspended license.
    The charges stemmed from a March 26 traffic stop in Leavenworth, according to County Attorney Todd Thompson.
    Davis reportedly was stopped for failing to use a turn signal. Police officers identified Davis and knew he had a suspended license. As he was being booked into the jail, it was discovered he had a knife in his waistband, according to Thompson.
    Sentencing for Davis is scheduled for Dec. 11. Thompson said, given Davis' criminal history, the defendant could face prison time for the weapons charge. He also could face time in the Leavenworth County Jail for the suspended license charge, which is a misdemeanor.
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