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Story by Shaun Hittle courtesy The Lawrence Journal World
A Eudora police officer was arrested over the weekend after an altercation in the 1800 section of North 1500 Road east of Lawrence.
Douglas County sheriff’s deputies arrested Thomas Leahew, 29, about 5 a.m. Sunday after a 35-year-old Bonner Springs woman reported Leahew struck her, causing minor injuries, according to Sgt. Steve Lewis. Lewis did not provide additional details about the incident. Leahew was charged in Douglas County District Court on Monday with misdemeanor battery.
At Leahew’s first court appearance Monday, Douglas County Assistant District Attorney James McCabria recused his office from the case, and a special prosecutor from Shawnee County was appointed.
Eudora Police Chief Grady Walker said Leahew, was placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation. Walker declined to comment further on the case.
Douglas County District Judge James George released Leahew on his own recognizance.