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Archive for Monday, October 3, 2011

2 men jailed in Douglas County on suspicion of assault

October 3, 2011, 11:39 a.m. Updated October 3, 2011, 3:31 p.m.

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Two men were arrested on assault charges in connection with two separate incidents Sunday morning in Douglas County.

A 24-year-old Lawrence man was accused of threatening his girlfriend with a knife at his Lawrence apartment, and a rural Wellsville man was accused of threatening two people and damaging a door and wall at a residence in southeastern Douglas County.

In the Lawrence incident, police spokeswoman Kim Murphree said police arrested the man on an aggravated assault charge about 2:15 a.m. Sunday and confiscated a knife after his girlfriend alleged he threatened her in a domestic incident about 30 minutes earlier at their apartment at Malls Olde English Village, 2411 La.

Sgt. Steve Lewis, a Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman, said officers arrested the rural Wellsville man on charges of criminal damage, aggravated assault, criminal threat and domestic battery about 9 a.m. Sunday at a residence in the 2100 block of North 100 Road. Lewis said the man is accused of using a blunt object during the incident to damage the door, an interior wall and a ceramic plant pot. No one was injured, but the victims were listed as a 33-year-old woman who lives at the residence and a 25-year-old Wellsville man. The incident occurred between 7:40 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Both men were in the Douglas County Jail Monday morning, but Cheryl Wright, a spokeswoman for the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, said prosecutors would not file formal charges in either case “at this time.” The Journal-World generally does not identify suspects unless they are charged.

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