Archive for Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Father, son arrested following altercation with knife early Tuesday morning

November 2, 2010, 10:46 a.m. Updated November 2, 2010, 4:59 p.m.


Two Lawrence residents were arrested early Tuesday morning following a stabbing, but they were released later as prosecutors declined to file charges, according to jail records.

About 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, a 71-year-old man was involved in an argument with his 45-year-old son in the 1300 block of Maple Lane, according to Lawrence police spokesman Sgt. Matt Sarna.

After being stabbed in the head, the 45-year-old man was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The father was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery.

After he was released from the hospital, the son also was arrested on an aggravated battery charge.

But Cheryl Wright, a spokeswoman for Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson, said prosecutors did not file charges Tuesday. She said they could file charges in the future if more information comes to light.

“It appears to be a mutual combat situation,” Wright said. “And the review hasn’t been able to determine who was the primary aggressor.”


consumer1 7 years, 1 month ago

They were Lawrence's super intellect arguing about the library.

kansasredlegs 7 years, 1 month ago

"Boy, I told ya... The gov'ment not gonna give us retired foke a Social Sekurity coca-cola raise this year, so vote 'Know' on that libraree tax. If ya don't, I'll stab you in the skull"

Ricky_Vaughn 7 years, 1 month ago

I bet there's not many people who can honestly say that they've been stabbed in the head by a 71 year old man, or their father, but definitely not both!

topeka52 7 years, 1 month ago

Glad these two are not voting today!

CLARKKENT 7 years, 1 month ago


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 1 month ago

They probably both voted a straight tea-party ticket, cause someday they'll be rich, and they don't want the gall-danged gubmint taking away their hard-earned wealth (or their social security.)

Flap Doodle 7 years, 1 month ago

Bet it'll be tense around that family's Thanksgiving table this year.

WHY 7 years, 1 month ago

Depends on who is doing the carving?

Nicely done.

livefoniks 7 years, 1 month ago

The family that slays together stays together.

somedude20 7 years, 1 month ago

thought people were to mellow as they age guess they get more angry as they move closer to grave

beatrice 7 years, 1 month ago

You don't know what "dad" was like when he was younger. His younger self could have made "stab son in the head dad at age 71" look mellow by comparison.

Thus, another potential nominee for the Dad of the Year Award is disqualified.

topeka52 7 years, 1 month ago

Clarkkent, as I read the story that this happened at 2:30 am, I really doubt that LPD let them out of jail to go Vote. LOL

CLARKKENT 7 years, 1 month ago


BillybobThorten 7 years, 1 month ago

Names please. Can someone access the LPD web site? Thanks

Angie Dick 7 years, 1 month ago

just amazed about this. You got to be kidding me? CRAZY..

bearded_gnome 7 years, 1 month ago

"I Said! ... don't be messin' with 71 on tha east side!"

gee, what's the pool on whether this was WT?

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