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Lawrence man charged in assault with knife, truck

April 22, 2013, 2:16 p.m. Updated April 22, 2013, 5:46 p.m.


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A 43-year-old Lawrence man has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly threatening a man with a knife and trying to hit him with a truck Sunday afternoon.

The victim told police that he was with a group of people gathered outside a house in the 700 block of Elm Street and had an argument with a man who arrived in a truck about 1:30 p.m., said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman. The victim said the man in the truck threatened him with a knife and tried to hit him with the vehicle.

Police arrested Michael Shane Cooksey about a half-hour later near the 600 block of Maine Street after pulling over the silver Ford F-150 he was driving.

Douglas County prosecutors charged Cooksey Monday with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He remained in jail Monday with bond set at $11,000.

Michael Shane Cooksey

Michael Shane Cooksey


Steve Swaggerty 5 years, 2 months ago

How do we know the suspect wasn't defending himself and was trying to get away before he was assaulted?

Jim Tebow 5 years, 2 months ago

We don't...that's why he is CHARGED with assault, and hasn't been CONVICTED of assault

Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 5 years, 2 months ago

We already have vehicle registration. Time to think about knife registration?

bearded_gnome 5 years, 2 months ago

article not clearly written: when did confrontation take place on Elm st.?

Ian_Cummings 5 years, 2 months ago

The incident happened about a half-hour before police made the arrest. Ian Cummings, LJW.

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