Case dismissed against Lawrence woman charged in alleged fight while cooking

The Douglas County district attorney’s office has dropped a case against a woman charged in connection with an alleged fight while cooking, court records show.

Roslyn M. Colum, 37, was charged with three counts of aggravated battery, a felony, and misdemeanor criminal damage to property after an alleged Nov. 8, 2019, fight with a neighbor in an apartment in the 500 block of Graystone Drive.

In court documents, Colum was accused of hitting a woman with a frying pan, coming at her with a knife and throwing a pot of boiling macaroni on her. The woman was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, police told the Journal-World at the time.

A judge signed an order filed Feb. 20 to dismiss the case. Senior Assistant District Attorney Debby Moody wrote in the order that the state was moving to dismiss all counts because the victim could not be found. The dismissal is at the state’s cost and without prejudice, meaning that the case could be refiled.

Colum’s appointed defense attorney, Joseph Falls, declined to comment for this article.

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