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Archive for Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lawrence man accused of driving away from traffic stop arrested on charges of assault

March 13, 2012

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A 27-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer after he was accused of driving away from a traffic stop early Saturday and almost striking an officer, said Kim Murphree, a police spokeswoman.

An officer observed the man run a red light about 1 a.m. Saturday at 23rd and Louisiana streets, and the driver did not stop his vehicle until he reached 23rd Street and Haskell Avenue. Murphree said the man drove away and almost hit the officer after the officer was out of his patrol vehicle and had asked the driver to exit his vehicle.

The driver later stopped his vehicle and was arrested in the 100 block of Pine Haven Court. The man posted $3,500 bond Saturday and was given notice to appear in court March 23.

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

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PrettyTony 2 years, 1 month ago

Journal-world is full of isht...doesn't generally mention names unless formally charged...i beg to differ.

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wcp 2 years, 1 month ago

Beer goggles.......he thought the cop was his ex wife.

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UNIKU 2 years, 1 month ago

I wonder if the cop was yelling too loud making it hard to understand....like one idiot suggested yesterday...

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tsmjcc 2 years, 1 month ago

they may have been able to provide ku basketball tickets

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Mike Gerhardt 2 years, 1 month ago

Doesn't this count as being "formally charged"?

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