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Lawrence man facing battery charge

August 16, 2011

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Douglas County prosecutors Tuesday filed charges of battery and violation of a protective order against a 26-year-old Lawrence man for an alleged incident Monday afternoon with his girlfriend.

Police said they had to force their way into a central Lawrence residence Monday after a neighbor called about a disturbance and officers heard a woman screaming for help. Officers said they found the man battering his 22-year-old girlfriend. The woman had injuries to her face and neck but did not need medical attention.

According to jail records, the man was also booked Monday on suspicion of rape, but District Attorney Charles Branson said Tuesday there was nothing to substantiate that allegation at this time.

In connection with a separate incident on Aug. 2, police arrested the man on rape and domestic battery charges after the woman had gone to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and alleged her boyfriend assaulted her at the central Lawrence residence. But he was released from jail Aug. 4 after Branson said prosecutors were seeking more information from investigators about that incident before making a decision about charges.

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

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Boston_Corbett 3 years, 4 months ago

"Lawrence man facing battery charge"

12 volt or 24?

muddfoot55 3 years, 4 months ago

This is how people end up dead. Restraining order...that worked well.

designdiva 3 years, 4 months ago

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9070811 3 years, 4 months ago

You shouldn't throw stones when your house is made of glass. You leave out the importance that your second daughter has played in the whole thing but perhaps you didn't want to embarrass your own family. You have a lot of guts to reveal so much about people on a public forum. You accuse the victim of being "bad" when you have no idea about what her life is really like or has been. I'll agree that the accused is pretty whack, but do you know about the traumatic event that happened in his life, several years ago? It does not ,however, justify his actions and they shouldn't be used as defense. But if you understood the biological processes and environmental factors of mental illness and addiction then you wouldn't be so quick to publicly judge and humiliate other human beings. Is it really your responsibility to inform the public that "she lives in the ER"? Further more diagnosing them as "anti-social, pathological liar addicts" is not your place. Would your first daughter really want you to tell a public forum about her personal life? The whole situation has sucked for years. Everything that you claim the victim has done, is exactly what he has done and is very well documented. It has also been done often by someone else..... It often takes years to overcome abusive relationships especially when both partners habitually perpetuate the relationship; throw in some addiction and it's a full blown battle.

Best of luck on directing your rage elsewhere and in a more appropriate manner.

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