Woman charged in Douglas County with assault after allegedly brandishing a knife while on a Lawrence city bus

photo by: Chris Conde/ Journal-World

The Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center is pictured in September 2018.

A woman was charged on Monday in Douglas County District Court with assault after she allegedly threatened someone with a knife while on a Lawrence city bus.

Amanda Marie Frazier, 32, is charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to charging documents. Frazier is listed on the jail booking log as a “transient.”

As previously reported by the Journal-World, the incident is alleged to have occurred around 4:39 p.m. on Saturday when police responded to a disturbance on a bus in the 3800 block of Greenway Circle, said Lawrence Police Department spokesperson Laura McCabe.

Frazier and another woman known to her were arguing on the bus, and during the argument, Frazier allegedly brandished a knife briefly then put it away, McCabe said. Other passengers on the bus called police.

The woman who was allegedly threatened was not injured and was given a ride by police to her destination while the bus continued on its scheduled route, McCabe said. Frazier was booked into the Douglas County Jail just after 5 p.m.

During Frazier’s first appearance on Monday, Judge Blake Glover appointed defense attorney Brenda Cleary to represent Frazier.

Senior District Attorney David Greenwald asked for a $4,000 own-recognizance bond in accordance with Frazier’s pretrial risk evaluation and said the judge should consider restricting Frazier from riding the city bus unless it was her only means of transportation.

An own-recognizance bond means that the defendant does not need to put up any money to get out of jail, and could be fined that amount if they fail to appear.

Glover did not restrict Frazier from the bus service and agreed to the bond amount. He ordered her to submit to intensive monitoring conditions with pretrial services upon her release. Frazier was released later that afternoon, according to the jail booking log.

Frazier was on $2,500 own-recognizance bond at the time of the incident for a misdemeanor domestic battery charge she received on Oct. 30. She is next scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 7 for a status update on her cases.


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