A 44-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Sunday for allegedly assaulting his former wife.
The two had attended a wedding Saturday. The woman, 45, drove the man to his apartment and then went inside to use the bathroom.
She told police the man wouldn't allow her to leave the apartment, assaulted her and struck her with his fist.
The woman said she convinced the man to take her to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Early Sunday, police were called to the hospital to investigate.
Officers went to the man's apartment, but he would not allow them to enter. They then obtained a search warrant.
Police had to force their way into the apartment where they arrested the man, a police spokeswoman said.
The man was booked into Douglas County Jail on suspicion of kidnapping, aggravated sexual battery and aggravated battery.
He also allegedly violated a restraining order against him. Formal charges are pending.