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Two people charged in New Year’s Day disturbance at house party

January 2, 2013

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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.

Comments

Clickker 1 year, 11 months ago

Sad in so many ways. No one should hit a cop. No one should throw a drink on a cop. Unfortunately, in that situation, and I wasnt there, a spilled drink can strongly resemble a "thrown" drink. I hope they can get to the truth and work this out before any lives are ruined over something so trivial. Maybe a simple apology from Megan will do the trick. Who knows. Lost in all of this is the kid who apparently knocked out the son of a well known local businessman. What happened to him? Does he just get away scott free? That was the biggest "battery" at the party according to some.

msezdsit 1 year, 11 months ago

Assaulting an officer. Hmm. Not very bright. You know those guys have guns and they will use them if necessary to protect themselves. I don't think I would try to find out where they draw the line on that.

JackMcKee 1 year, 11 months ago

Cue the moron brigade to begin the "defense". I sure hope their attoney is better than the liveyourownlife dunce.

sugarmagnolia 1 year, 11 months ago

only two of the five have been charged thus far. the two who were charged were not offered bond due to their charges therefore they have already had their court dates. the other 3 got out on bond and presumably have a court date sometime in the future.

asixbury 1 year, 11 months ago

One of the guys was arrested for pushing ("altercation") another guy while he was trying to clear his house before the cops came. I am told the cop came in when the guy shoved another guy out the door and thought that was one of the fights reported. His charge will probably be dropped. As for the others, their time in court will come if needed.

JimmyJoeBob 1 year, 11 months ago

Clicker

Why does it matter if the kid who was knocked out was the son of a well known business man or the son of a not so well known blue collar worker. The problem with this situation is a lot of these kids have been been spoiled rotten and believe they are above the law. Well they found out they are no better than the eastside kids.

asixbury 1 year, 11 months ago

There is a lot of assumption going on in your post. I know one of the men who live at that house. He is not a spoiled rotten brat. He is actually a hard-working college student paying his own way in life. He is an outstanding person with strong character. He was also not involved with any of the fighting going on and was not arrested. Apparently his choice in who to invite to his party could have been better. This is how one learns, though.

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