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Lawrence man facing charges of public consumption, battery of officer after Thursday arrest

November 15, 2013

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An early-morning arrest on suspicion of public liquor consumption led to an additional count of battery of a law enforcement officer when a 25-year-old Lawrence man allegedly spat in a Lawrence police officer's face Thursday night.

Bryan Michael Knapp was booked into Douglas County Jail Thursday after a Lawrence police officer was dispatched to the 2200 block of Harper Street at 7:43 p.m. following a report of a suspect trespassing on a property and consuming alcohol in public.

While he was being transported to jail, the suspect became more irate, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman. When they arrived at the jail, the suspect allegedly spat in the officer's face, McKinley said, leading to a count of battery on a law enforcement officer.

Knapp remained in jail as of Friday afternoon.

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