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Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of domestic battery, sexual assault charges for second time in two weeks

August 15, 2011

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For the second time in two weeks, Lawrence police have arrested a 26-year-old Lawrence man on suspicion of domestic battery and sexual assault charges, according to Douglas County Jail records.

Sgt. Randy Roberts, a Lawrence police spokesman, said officers at 2:50 p.m. Monday received a call from a neighbor about a disturbance in a central Lawrence apartment. Roberts said when they arrived police heard a woman screaming for help, forced entry into the residence and found a 26-year-old man battering his 22-year-old girlfriend.

Roberts said the woman had injuries to her face and neck but did not need medical attention. According to jail records Monday night, the 26-year-old man was booked on suspicion of domestic battery, criminal restraint and rape.

According to the Lawrence police website, officers were also investigating a sex crime complaint in connection with the case, but Roberts did not provide any information on the rape allegation.

Police also arrested the man Aug. 2 on rape and domestic battery charges after officers were called to Lawrence Memorial Hospital when the 22-year-old woman alleged she was assaulted by her boyfriend at the central Lawrence residence. But the man was released from jail Aug. 4 after prosecutors did not file formal charges at the time because they were seeking more information from investigators.

The Journal-World generally does not identify sex crime suspects unless they are convicted.

Comments

deboutonner 3 years, 4 months ago

"Roberts said when they arrived police heard a woman screaming for help, forced entry into the residence and found a 26-year-old man battering his 22-year-old girlfriend"

Sounds like he is about to deep fry her.

redmoonrising 3 years, 4 months ago

Bout as funny as the guy who was blaming her after the first assault.

gatekeeper 3 years, 4 months ago

I often don't agree with Branson, but to suggest that we need to return to a time when people took justice into their own hands is just plain ignorant.

Liberty275 3 years, 4 months ago

Maybe the prosecutors should have spent a little more time on the "man beats woman" case and wasted less on speeding tickets, potheads and first offense DUIs.

dogsandcats 3 years, 4 months ago

Are they going to keep him in jail this time?

Gary Denning 3 years, 4 months ago

Whether they keep him in jail is often a function of the victim's willingness to cooperate with authorities. There is always a "rest of the story" with these types of cases. Did she allow him to come back home? Did she file for a PFA after the earlier police report? Most courts will at least grant a temporary order keeping the guy away if the victim files the paperwork--no attorney needed and no court costs for requesting a restraining order.

Glenn Reed 3 years, 4 months ago

KU7679 gets the award for the first level-headed-analytic type response.

I'm going to guess that the victim did not file for a PFA. If she had, violation of that order would have been noted, I'm sure.

She should have. The police undoubtedly informed her of the option.

I hope she filed for one now. It doesn't matter what actions the DA makes, she still has that option. If she doesn't, we may find another headline....

"Jerk beats his girlfriend 3rd time in a month."

Someone tell me there's no children involved. ><

mary_mo70 3 years, 4 months ago

consumer1, I totally agree. This woman needs to walk, no run from this subhuman.

grammaddy 3 years, 4 months ago

Most "domestic disturbance" charges have a "no contact order" attached, but charges must be filed.

grammaddy 3 years, 4 months ago

Most "domestic disturbance" charges have a "no contact order" attached, but charges must be filed.

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