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PAROLEE ACCUSED OF ATTACKING WIFE

September 7, 1999

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A Linwood man on parole for less than a month is accused of stabbing his wife and beating her repeatedly with a baseball bat for an hour over the weekend, authorities said.

William M. Cash, 32, was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of aggravated battery, unlawful restraint, criminal threats, auto theft and a parole violation in connection with an early morning attack on the man's wife, the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department said.

Cash was being held without bond Monday night in the Leavenworth County Jail, pending a court appearance this morning.

Cash attacked his wife of six years sometime between 3 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Sunday in a rural area off 158th Street, about two miles west of Bonner Springs, said Sgt. Charles Yates, of the sheriff's department.

The parolee attacked "by stabbing her numerous times with a knife, then striking her with a baseball bat several times," Yates said.

After that, Cash drove his wife to his mother's house in Leavenworth County, where he dropped her off, Yates said. The mother then drove her daughter-in-law to Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., where the 39-year-old was admitted in stable condition Sunday and released a day later.

Yates said Cash's wife suffered stab wounds to her leg and head, plus "massive bruising" to her chest, face and back.

Sheriff's authorities did not disclose the nature of Cash's parole, but state records show that Cash has been on supervised parole in Jefferson County since Aug. 9. His convictions, from Wyandotte County: three for driving while suspended and one for driving under the influence.

-- Mark Fagan's phone message number is 832-7188. His e-mail address is mfagan@ljworld.com.

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