Police: Arrest made after pit bull threat

Police sent a Lawrence man to jail early Saturday morning after he threatened to sic his pit bull on three officers, broke out the rear window of a police car and attempted to flee custody, police said.

Lawrence police Sgt. Michael McLaren said officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Folks Road at 2:28 a.m. Saturday regarding a domestic dispute.

Witnesses nearby could hear a loud verbal argument and things being thrown around inside the residence, he said.

When officers arrived, a 30-year-old Lawrence man who lived at the residence began threatening officers with his dog. McLaren said another resident in the building held the dog back and prevented it from attacking officers.

Officers placed the man under arrest and put him in the back of a squad car. He then attempted to flee by breaking out a rear window but was unable to escape, McLaren said.

The man was booked into jail on three counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, criminal damage to property, obstruction of legal process and escape from custody. His bail was set at $90,000.

A 61-year-old Lawrence woman was also arrested at the scene. She grabbed one of the officers and tried to prevent them from investigating the residence.

She was arrested on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and obstruction of legal process. Bond was set at $2,500.