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Archive for Sunday, December 6, 2009

Man arrested for aggravated battery after fight at party

Victim treated at LMH for facial laceration

December 6, 2009, 5:15 a.m. Updated December 6, 2009, 9:55 p.m.

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A 19-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Sunday morning on charges of aggravated battery after an incident that sent a 20-year-old KU student to the hospital.

According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Ted Bordman, the victim was attending a party at a residence in the 1100 block of Ohio when he was punched by one of the party's hosts. The victim transported himself to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for a serious laceration to his upper lip.

Police originally responded to a report of a fight at the residence at 1:16 a.m. but the victim had already departed for the hospital. After receiving a call to LMH and speaking with the victim later Sunday morning, police returned to the location of the incident and arrested the suspect. The suspect was listed in the KU student directory.

Comments

M. Lindeman 5 years ago

Aggravated battery? Now not knowing who started it, but if you show up at someones house and start something. I don't see how you arrest the resident for popping the guy. Something is just a miss here..

bearded_gnome 5 years ago

so ...

"facial laceration" is what we're now calling the "split lip?"

my main question here: why did ljworld publish this when they so often overlook much more serious crime stories of fights, mayhem, andgeneral disorderly conduct?

M. Lindeman 5 years ago

I am still not understanding why you arrest the resident and not the non-resident if your going to arrest anyone. It should have been the guy that didn't reside there. A split lip? we have a country full of whimps anymore.

M. Lindeman 5 years ago

Thing (Anonymous) says…

Apparently, the police got statements from witnesses and one, determined that the guy in the hospital was the victim and second, that he was struck with an object, making it aggravated battery instead of simple battery.

rdragon writes:

Ok now that explains it. Thanks

AsherFusco 5 years ago

Just to clear things up: The suspect, a 19-year-old Lawrence man, was arrested at 4:45 a.m. on charges of aggravated battery.

Asher Fusco LJWorld.com

erck85 5 years ago

yeah bearded_gnome, haven't you ever heard of "facial laceration rayfield"??

caec 5 years ago

Actually, you wouldn't have to have a weapon for a charge of Aggravated Battery. There are different levels of Agg. Battery in this state. One is done in a manner whereby great bodily harm could be inflicted. A second, higher level, is one is which great bodily harm is actually inflicted. The harm can be inflicted by any means. Kansas law says great bodily harm = more than mere bruising.

Aisling 5 years ago

yeah bearded_gnome, haven't you ever heard of “facial laceration rayfield”

Thanks for the 'dork laugh' erck85

rousseau108 5 years ago

Whatever happened to the days when people who got drunk and got in fights simply went home and nursed their wounds until the next round of drunken fights. Now everybody who loses the fight wants to be a "victim" and cry to the police.

local_support 5 years ago

If someone hits me with an object in the face you better believe I would press charges if given the opportunity. What should I let some d-bag get away with that? Enjoy waking up for court at 8 am and paying all those fines.

Plus all the people defending this guy because he lived at the house need to realize that a responsible host would have simply ejected the guy from his home instead of getting physical. I've been to more house parties than I care to count and more often than not the "hosts" are usually complete dickheads. (Which is why I no longer go to random house parties)

mdrndgtl 5 years ago

Great reporting...

Stimulus and Posercare lives unprecedented

Darwin bless you

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