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Police search for suspect in aggravated assault

May 18, 2010

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• A 43-year-old Lawrence man was treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital early Monday morning after being punched in the face. According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Michael McLaren, the man got in a fight in the parking lot of the Pool Room, 925 Iowa. He was punched in the face and knocked unconscious, injuring the back of his head in the fall.

Police are still searching for the person who punched him. He is described as a 29-year-old Native American man. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 843-TIPS.

• Lawrence police were called to the 2300 block of Ridge Court about 12:45 p.m. Monday, after a 21-year-old Lawrence resident was approached by a suspect who brandished a knife. Lawrence police Sgt. Bill Cory said the incident happened as the victim was walking in the hallway of an apartment building. The suspect put away the knife when he was spotted by another witness in the area, according to police. Cory said the suspect was gone by the time officers arrived.

• A 33-year-old Lawrence woman reported Sunday the burglary and theft of an SUV from the 2900 block of Whitmore Drive. According to police reports, the incident occurred between 1 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Sunday. The car and its license plate were valued at $14,000.

• The Douglas County District Attorney’s office has filed charges against a Lawrence man in connection with a domestic dispute that occurred early Sunday morning.

Norman Harrison Jr., 27, is charged with two counts of aggravated battery and one count of criminal damage to property. The charges stem from an incident that began around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, involving a fight between a couple. Police said it escalated to Harrison driving his vehicle into the woman’s car and pushing it into the garage while she was inside. Harrison made his first appearance in Douglas County District Court on Monday. A judge set his bond at $15,000.

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