Douglas County prosecutors have reached a diversion agreement with a 62-year-old Lawrence man charged with aggravated battery after an altercation outside Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd St., over a parking space.
According to court records, prosecutors agreed to suspend prosecution of Darrell Sharp if he serves 12 months on diversion including avoiding further trouble with the law and abstaining from using drugs or alcohol. Sharp also agreed to pay $1,091 restitution.
Prosecutors accused Sharp on March 19 of shoving a 59-year-old Lawrence man to the ground, causing him to break his arm. Sharp apparently was angry and believed the man had not parked in a proper stall and blocked access to his vehicle.
At a June preliminary hearing, Sharp’s defense attorney Michael Tubbs had argued Sharp was attempting to defend himself because the man was walking swiftly at Sharp and that he believed the man made a threatening remark to him.