Archive for Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Two arrested in separate overnight incidents in Lawrence

February 21, 2012


Lawrence police arrested two people early Tuesday morning after two separate incidents, one in west Lawrence and one downtown.

Kim Murphree, a police spokeswoman, said police were called just before 3 a.m. to the 2500 block of Morningside Drive about a domestic disturbance after an argument became physical. Police arrested a 30-year-old woman on an aggravated battery charge after she was accused of using a chain as a weapon.

The victim was treated at the scene for bruises and laceration, Murphree said.

In the other incident, police arrested a 36-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man on an aggravated assault charge around 5:20 a.m. in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street after he was accused of speaking aggressively to a woman in the area and holding a large tree branch in a threatening manner, Murphree said.

The woman told police she was approached by the man as she was walking to work. When a vehicle passed by she saw the man turn his head and she ran to the building where she was employed to call police.

The Journal-World generally does not identify suspects unless they are formally charged.


blindrabbit 6 years, 3 months ago

Did the Mass. Street assailant look somewhat like the Geico Neanderthal man, since he was displaying tendancies yielding a tree branch as his weapon!

pace 6 years, 3 months ago

good for the woman, She kept alert. I am glad she is safe. Thanks to the police for catching the guy. Good work, they must of been fast to respond.

jhawkinsf 6 years, 3 months ago

Given the political leanings of some posters here, they will advocate he be paid for his pruning services or else it's just another example of "the man" exploiting the labor of the 99%.

Jayhawk_4_Life 6 years, 3 months ago

are you just looking for sh*t to complain about?

pace 6 years, 3 months ago

Well I hope your mother isn't threatened by a thug with a club.

littlexav 6 years, 3 months ago

Maybe if the trees had better soil content and drainage, they would be stronger. Maybe we should spend MORE money on them to ensure adequate food and water are reaching the root system.

somedude20 6 years, 3 months ago

Daisy Chain? Fleetwood Mac's chain? Charlie Chain? Jewerly chain? Food chain? Roller chain?

Bob_Loblaw 6 years, 3 months ago

Chain letter......please break that chain....

Eugehne Normandin 6 years, 3 months ago

oneeye_wilbur do you have concern for the woman or just the tree ?

skinny 6 years, 3 months ago

The Journal-World generally does not identify suspects unless they are formally charged.

Oh Really???

Did I not read last week were the LJWorld posted the name of a Lawrence Police Officer who was arrested and hadn't been formally charged yet?????

Either print all names of those arrested like the other newspapers do or follow your own policy LJWORLD!!

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