Archive for Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Police questioning man after woman stabbed at northern Lawrence residence

November 29, 2011, 3:46 p.m. Updated November 29, 2011, 5:04 p.m.


A 39-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder after a woman was stabbed at a northern Lawrence residence.

Lawrence Police Sgt. Matt Sarna, a police spokesman, said officers just before 3:30 p.m. were called to a home in the 500 block of John Doy Court when they discovered the woman suffered apparent stab wounds.

“She was transported in serious condition by ground ambulance to a Topeka-area hospital,” Sarna said Tuesday afternoon.

The suspect was at the residence before he was taken from the scene by officers. Witnesses reported he was taken away in handcuffs. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office records list the man’s address as where the incident occurred.

“Nobody else was at residence at the time that we are aware of,” Sarna said. “Detectives are investigating it at this time.”

The 500 block of John Doy Court is east of Kasold Drive and Peterson Road.

Medics at the scene told dispatchers the victim was being taken to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.

Sarna said Tuesday evening that police were still trying to determine the relationship between the victim and suspect, but he said they knew each other.

Police also declined to say who initially called authorities.

The Journal-World typically does not name suspects unless they are formally charged.

Aaron Couch contributed to this report.


Pywacket 2 years, 4 months ago

I've been offline today and only just now saw the updated LJW, where they're discussing that the victim is in fact still holding on. So, yes--the sheriff's dept. online arrest info would appear to be incorrect. They should proof that stuff before posting it.


kansasfan21 2 years, 4 months ago

I was just on the sheriff's website and noticed that too, pywacket. Came back to to see the what the story was. I hope that is just a typo on the sheriff's dept.....


Pywacket 2 years, 4 months ago

Don't look now, but the sheriff's office now lists the suspect as having been arrested at 19:18 this evening for "1st-degree murder," so apparently the victim has died.


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