Editor's note: Kimball's case resulted in a March 2013 diversion agreement. In October 2013, a Douglas County judge granted a motion to dismiss the charge of battery of a law enforcement officer. Andrews' charge was amended to battery of a law enforcement officer and a diversion agreement was filed in May 2013.
Two Lawrence residents were charged in Douglas County District Court with misdemeanor battery charges stemming from an altercation at a New Year's Day party.
Megan Elizabeth Andrews, 21, was charged with interfering with law enforcement and battery of an officer, and Saxon Duane Kimball, 22, was charged with battery of an officer.
Andrews and Kimball were two of five people arrested at a party at 1121 Kentucky St. Officers were called to the house about 1 a.m. Tuesday, after reports of a fight.
A caller reported someone had been knocked unconscious during the fight. When police arrived, they discovered several disturbances at the home and numerous uncooperative intoxicated people.
As police tried to gain control of the situation, two officers were assaulted by people at the party, according to police.
The three other people arrested in the case could be charged in municipal court.