Archive for Saturday, March 15, 2014

Lawrence man arrested after pushing, running from sheriff’s office official

March 15, 2014


Rashaad Williams Sullivan

Rashaad Williams Sullivan

A 31-year-old Lawrence man suspected of violating a Douglas County Sheriff's Office work-release program agreement was arrested Friday after attempting to flee an officer.

Rashaad Williams Sullivan was arrested in the 2100 block of Silicon Avenue when the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a tip that Sullivan was not showing up for work, Capt. Doug Woods said.

Woods said Sullivan pushed an investigating officer and ran before his arrest. Sullivan was booked into Douglas County Jail after 4 p.m. Friday on suspicion of drug paraphernalia possession, battery of a law enforcement officer and obstruction, each felony offenses. He was also booked on suspicion of escaping from custody, a misdemeanor. A bond had not been set as of Saturday.

Sullivan has been charged in Douglas County District Court several times for offenses related to domestic battery, battery, criminal damage and intimidation of a witness. He also has a 2005 conviction in Sedgwick County for aggravated battery.


Elston Gunn 4 years, 3 months ago

Rashad actually is a really nice guy. He's also about 5'4", 115 lbs. Battery of a law enforcement officer and obstruction, each felony offenses? Please. Only a hick town like this would hand out those charges. I'm thinking interferring with the duties of a cop, at most. Here in Mayberry I bet that's felony, too.

Julius Nolan 4 years, 3 months ago

You need to read again the last paragraph, then think again about his being a really nice guy.

Aaron McGrogor 4 years, 3 months ago

I too find the battery charge overkill. If I push someone on the street, it's not considered battery. So why is it with officers?

Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 3 months ago

You can be arrested for touching a police officer, yes it is the law.

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