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Radcliff man charged with burglary, assault

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By Sarah Bennett

A Radcliff man is charged with burglary after police say he unlawfully entered a woman’s residence and assaulted her.

Malcolm J. Lawson, 25, was arrested Sunday on charges of first-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault — domestic violence and minor injury.

According to a citation, the resident went to Radcliff Police Department to report the incident and told officers she was assaulted by Lawson, with whom she has a child.

The woman reported she was at her Pin Oak Court residence when Lawson allegedly entered without consent through an unlocked door, according to the citation.

Lawson found the woman in a bathroom where she was bathing her children and a verbal altercation began, according to police.

Lawson “then began to strike her with his closed fist in the right ear and then grabbed her,” the citation reads.

Police said the woman also accused Lawson of placing her in a choke hold from behind and breaking her cellphone.

After striking Lawson in the mouth, the woman ran from the residence and screamed for someone to call police, according to police.

According to the citation, the woman had minor injuries to her right ear and hand. Lawson sustained injuries to his lips.

Lawson remains lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of $5,000 cash bond.

First-degree burglary is a Class B felony, which is punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison if found guilty, according to Kentucky Revised Statutes.

Sarah Bennettcan be reached at (270) 505-1750 or sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com.