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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Suspect allegedly attacks ex-girlfriend

  • A Leavenworth man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly battering his ex-girlfriend and then preventing her from going to the hospital, a police spokesman said.
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  • A Leavenworth man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly battering his ex-girlfriend and then preventing her from going to the hospital, a police spokesman said.
    The 41-year-old man was taken into custody after allegedly leading police on a short foot pursuit, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.
    The deputy chief said the incident began around 4:40 a.m. Tuesday. The suspect visited the residence of his former girlfriend in the 700 block of Osage Street.
    "He was allowed inside," Nicodemus said.
    Once inside, the suspect allegedly attacked the 25-year-old woman. She reportedly was struck several times in the face and elsewhere in the head.
    "She had several fractures to the face," Nicodemus said.
    He said the woman also had broken teeth.
    The suspect is alleged to have prevented the woman from going to the hospital for a period of time. But he eventually accompanied her to Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital, according to Nicodemus said.
    Police were notified of the incident at 5:43 a.m. Tuesday after the woman arrived at the hospital.
    "(The suspect) left before our arrival," Nicodemus said.
    Police located the man later that morning in the area of Seventh and Miami streets. Nicodemus said police used a Taser gun when taking the suspect into custody.
    The man was arrested for allegations of aggravated battery, criminal restraint, violating a protection order, obstructing a law enforcement officer and violating parole.

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