A 31-year-old Hutchinson man arrested late Friday evening after he allegedly entered a Hutchinson woman’s home and attempted to take the keys to her vehicle was in court Tuesday where he made a first appearance and was also read a formal complaint filed by Senior Assistant District Attorney Steve Maxwell.
Joshua Bourell also saw his bond increased at the request of the state, from 64-thousand dollars, the amount set at the time of his arrest, to now 100-thousand dollars.
Charges now include attempted aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, criminal threat, and three counts of auto burglary.
According to Police Sgt. Rob Rowe, Bourell was walking down west B, trying to break into vehicles and in some cases succeeding, then asking people for their keys, and everyone turned him down, so he allegedly entered a home in the 600 block of West B and tried to get a womans keys by force, and possibly other items. This reported just after 9 p-m. The woman had two small children in the home at the time.
A neighbor apparently observing him knew he shouldn’t be in that home and confronted him in the home and he was held until police could arrive. He was apparently telling people he needed to get out of town.
Bourell has a long rap sheet with convictions for drugs, 14-convictions of forgery, six convictions of theft by deception, all out of Saline County, and all from 2002.
In Douglas County, he was convicted of battery against a law enforcement officer, battery of a correctional officer, kidnapping and aggravated escape from custody. Those cases from 2003.
In Reno County, he was convicted of possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia and being an accident involving damage to a vehicle or property. Those convictions also from 2003.
He was released from prison on parole back on December 2, 2010.
Again, bond set at 100-hundred thousand dollars and his case was transferred to Judge Joe McCarville’s court for June 27.