A 52-year-old transient man was arrested on charges of battery Thursday after punching another man in the face. Lawrence Police Sgt. Dave Hubbel said the man had been drinking with two others when the three became involved in an argument in the 100 block of West Ninth Street.
Hubbel said the suspect didn’t like something that was said and punched one of the other men in the face. The victim was taken by medics to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The suspect was booked into the Douglas County Jail about 5:45 p.m.