Archive for Thursday, August 2, 2012

Shawnee man, 20, ticketed for battery following fight near 14th and Ohio streets

August 2, 2012


Lawrence police cited a 20-year-old Shawnee man for battery after he was accused of spitting in a woman’s face and punching her and her friend early Thursday morning.

Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman, said the incident led to a large fight involving more than a dozen people about 1:40 a.m. in the 1300 block of Ohio Street.

McKinley said the two victims, both 19-year-old KU students, told officers they had been standing outside The Hawk, 1340 Ohio, when a man touched one of the women inappropriately from behind. The woman said she did not know the man.

“She stated she turned around and told him not to do that,” McKinley said. “The suspect then spit in her face, pushed her and punched her in the eye.”

When the woman’s friend confronted the man, the suspect punched her in the forehead and injured her. That led to the larger fight, and McKinley said when officers arrived they located the male suspect and ticketed him. Other people involved did run from the area, he said.


tao7 5 years, 9 months ago

Just a ticket? Why didn't he go to jail for battery?! And surely he was drunk...and probably is the Hawk after all.

parrothead8 5 years, 9 months ago

The fifth word of the article proves that your suspicion about him being underage is correct.

irvan moore 5 years, 9 months ago

did the police not chase the people who ran or did they chase them and not catch them

always_correct 5 years, 9 months ago

Sounds like he should have been arrested. Great use of officer discretion, LPD (sarcasm). LJWorld - did you not release his name because he wasn't arrested? The jerk seems like he's worthy of public shaming.

Thomas Bryce Jr. 5 years, 9 months ago

That sure fit the definition of an assault. The young lady also might want to get screened for Hepatitis and or HIV especially if his saliva made contact with any mucous membranes( Eyes, Mouth, Nasal passage etc.) They throw you in jail for spitting on an officer. They call it an assault. They do send the assaulted officer in for screening for said diseases.

Topple 5 years, 9 months ago

He did break all of those laws short of public intoxication.
Sexual Battery for grabbing her butt. Assault for spitting on the girl. Two counts of Battery for punching both girls. Disorderly Conduct for causing the fight.

Bladerunner 5 years, 9 months ago

Misdemeanor crime that didn't occur in the Officer's presence gets a ticket instead of jail time.

Jayhawk_4_Life 5 years, 9 months ago

a ticket for punching two girls in the face? is that a joke?

somebodynew 5 years, 9 months ago

oneeye - - spousal abuse is a different set of laws than battery that occurs between people who don't have a relationship. Like comparing apples to oranges.

Second point - it is (was anyhow) for the LPD to work off-duty at a place that serves alcohol, therefore the bars cannot hire off-duty officers. They can hire regular security people, but sometimes that causes more problems, depending on who they get.

Steve Jacob 5 years, 9 months ago

Look at it this way...the only guy who did not run and get caught when the police showed up was the suspect. He could not run probably because he took a beat down. You hit a women in front of a bar, you have to expect to get beat up.

somedude20 5 years, 9 months ago

Seems like you are fishing for attention #1..I'll bite Bill, John, Ted, Mark, Peter, Brian, Angus, Gordon, Thom, Jim, Rob. Is that enough calling of names? Al Qaeda, shark attacks, snakes, Republicans, Justin Bieber...and here are your threats!

thebigspoon 5 years, 9 months ago

Probably related to Ike Turner or Chris Brown...

JackMcKee 5 years, 9 months ago

The students are already back. It seems like they just left.

Thomas Bryce Jr. 5 years, 9 months ago

Why are 19 and 20 year olds standing"Outside" the Hawk unless they expected to be able to get in?This place has a long,long history of citations for serving minors. LPD, you know what to do.

Topple 5 years, 9 months ago

Better to keep all the underage drinking in one place than scatter across town in residential houses where police can't monitor anything.

PhilChiles 5 years, 9 months ago

I don't know if they sell alcoholism to kids. I mean, most bars don't even advertise. People just... show up. It's weird. Heat activated cameras are a cool idea though. They would go off every second of the day, that's the only problem.

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