Lawrence police arrested Patrick J. Spates, a 30-year-old Leavenworth man, after his ex-girlfriend alleged he came into her apartment, took items while she was sleeping and then later hit her in the face during an argument, according to Lawrence Police Sgt. Matt Sarna.
Police went to the apartment, in the 300 block of Maine Street, about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sarna said. He said the 29-year-old woman alleged the man came into her apartment at about 8:30 that morning, and she went to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and received treatment for a nonlife-threatening injury to her face.
Spates was charged with one count of aggravated battery, one count of criminal deprivation of property, one count of violating a protective order and one count of criminal trespassing on Monday afternoon in Douglas County District Court.