Archive for Sunday, October 1, 2000

Suspect held in stabbings of resident, officers

October 1, 2000


A Lawrence man was arrested Friday night in connection with a stabbing and for allegedly leading police on vehicle and foot chases.

The 25-year-old man was booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of aggravated batteries on a resident and two police officers and attempting to flee police, Lawrence Police Sgt. Susan Hadl said.

Two officers allegedly were cut with scissors that the suspect was carrying as they struggled with him following a foot chase, Hadl said.

Police were called about 11:45 p.m. after a 29-year-old man said he was stabbed during a struggle with the suspect at a residence in the 1900 block of Miller Drive. The two were fighting over a personal matter, Hadl said.

A few minutes later, officers spotted a vehicle the suspect was reportedly driving and attempted to stop it at Sixth and Iowa streets, Hadl said. Officers pursued the vehicle to the 2200 block of Harper Street, where the suspect tried to escape on foot, she said.

After a short foot chase officers caught the man and were stabbed during a struggle, Hadl said.

Injuries to the officers and the resident were not life-threatening; all three were treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Hadl said.

No bond or court appearance was set during the weekend for the suspect. He remained in the Douglas County Jail Saturday night.

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