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Former Spirit Lake Police Chief jailed for stalking & assaulting ex-girlfriend

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Update: Patrick Lawless made a second court appearance in two days Friday.

He now faces a total of three charges, two felonies and one misdemeanor, all allegedly with the same ex-girlfriend.

The new felony domestic violence charge stems from an incident that occurred in August where he allegedly bit his ex-girlfriend.

A judge set his bond for $50,000 and said if he were to bond out it would include a no-contact order and a requirement to wear a GPS monitoring device.

But this all started with Lawless’s most recent arrest happened Wednesday where police say Lawless smashed his truck into the back of his ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend’s car.

The accident happened near 10th Street and Harrison Avenue in Coeur d’Alene.

Court documents obtained by KHQ say Lawless’s ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend were looking for a new place to call home.

Before the accident, the current boyfriend told police that Lawless saw them park, drove by and yelled “I’m going to kill you.”

That’s when, documents say, Lawless drove down Harrison Avenue, turned around, and smashed into the back of the boyfriend’s car.

The boyfriend told police he estimated Lawless was going 40 miles per hour when the accident happened.

Previous coverage:

Former Spirit Lake Police Chief, Patrick S. Lawless, 42, has been arrested and is facing a felony charge of aggravated battery as well as a misdemeanor charge for stalking his ex-girlfriend.

According to court documents Lawless rammed his black Dodge pickup into the back of the car his pregnant ex-girlfriend was in. Authorities believe Lawless followed his ex-girlfriend to home she and her current boyfriend were considering to buy and then rammed their car at a high rate of speed.

Lawless resigned from his police chief position amid a sexual harassment lawsuit: http://tinyurl.com/ybovb5vu

 

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