Archive for Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Police arrest Lawrence man on warrant in connection with July downtown battery case

August 30, 2011


Lawrence police Tuesday afternoon arrested a 22-year-old Lawrence man on an aggravated battery warrant after he was accused of punching and injuring a Kansas University student July 1 while in downtown Lawrence.

The victim in the case, a 24-year-old male KU student, alleged the suspect “sucker-punched” him in the face at 2 a.m. after he had left and was standing outside It’s Brothers, 1105 Mass. The victim said he went Lawrence Memorial Hospital that night, and he suffered a broken nose.

According to Douglas County Jail records, police arrested the suspect Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of aggravated battery. He posted $5,000 bond shortly after he was booked and was given notice to appear in court at 3 p.m. Sept. 13. Douglas County prosecutors could file formal charges before then. The Journal-World generally does not identify suspects unless they are formally charged.


50YearResident 6 years, 9 months ago

People that sucker punch someone deserve the maximum penalty and 30 days in jail.

greenworld 6 years, 9 months ago

100 years ago in the ole ole western days, somebody came up to you and even looked at you wrong , they would get shot. If you closed bars down, none of this would ever happen. But then I guess it would carry over to the strip clubs

John Spencer 6 years, 9 months ago

1911 was the "ole ole western days"? Where do you get your facts about the number of people shot by people that "looked at you wrong"?

frankwiles 6 years, 9 months ago

Yes because everyone was nice, polite, and went to church on Sunday during prohibition...

2GenLtown 6 years, 9 months ago

Broken nose can cost up to 8-10 k to repair. I say make him pay the bill, kick him in the backside, and let him go. We don't need to waste jail space on d bags.

Gary Denning 6 years, 9 months ago

By all means, keep the dirtbags out of jail. Let's put only nice folk in jail.

No need to lock this person up and throw away the key, but 10 days in jail might have an appropriate effect.

somedude20 6 years, 9 months ago

Hey man, it's Brothers!! Years back when I lived at 12th and Kentucky I would pass the old Brothers on my walk home and that was always fun. Two to three cop cars, drunk dudes fighting over a) a girl, b) a dude, c) over a beer, d) over money, e) to seem "hard" f) who can drink the most, g) because they are drunk idiots Girls also fough which I thought was tops. They would be fighting over some fool that would make the Jersey Shore chumps look smart. Ha!!

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