Douglas County prosecutors charged a 36-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man with aggravated assault after an incident early Tuesday in downtown Lawrence.
Lawrence police arrested Corey M. Martin about 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, police 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. His bond was set at $3,500, and his next court appearance is scheduled for March 1.