LAWRENCE – A 33-year-old man is charged with second-degree murder and felony theft in the death of a Lawrence man who was found bleeding outside a fast-food restaurant.
Joshua Lee Back of Oskaloosa was charged Thursday in the Memorial Day stabbing of 45-year-old Tracy Dean Lautenschlager.
Court documents indicate Back stole a pickup from a woman who lived at the home where police believe the stabbing occurred.
6NewsLawrence reports police went to the McDonald’s on Sixth Street Monday after someone reported seeing a man bleeding outside the restaurant. Lautenschlager died later at a hospital.
Back was arrested near Basehor Wednesday after a police chase. His bond was set at $750,000 and his next court appearance is June 24.