Archive for Monday, September 17, 2012

Two men arrested after allegedly battering police

September 17, 2012


Two men were arrested this weekend after allegedly battering Lawrence police during the following incidents:

— Police responded to a disturbance at Saint’s Bar, 2329 Iowa, Saturday morning shortly after midnight regarding a man who was thrown out of the bar but continued to make threats. Police located the suspect, a 25-year-old Lawrence man, who battered police as they attempted to take him into custody, according to police. After police arrested the man, they located a firearm in the suspect’s pocket. The man was arrested on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and criminal possession of a firearm. The man posted a $25,000 bond and was released.

— At about 5 a.m. Saturday, officers near the law enforcement center, 111 E. 11th St., were approached by a 37-year-old Lawrence man who had clenched fists and was growling, according to police. The man allegedly challenged the two officers to “unarmed hand-to-hand combat.” Police displayed a Taser, but were able to arrest the man without using it. The man, who battered officers during the arrest, was arrested on charges of assault on a law enforcement officer. The man was released but not yet charged.


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