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Man Accused Of Bashing Woman In Face With Bat Was Arrested 3 Times In 3 Days

Manhattan, KS – A Kansas man was arrested three times in just three days after allegedly committing a slew of crimes that culminated with him pitting a woman in the face with a baseball bat, according to police.

Nicholas Mainville, 41, was initially arrested on Aug. 2 after he and 35-year-old Kimberly Dandridge allegedly stole a 75-inch television, multiple military uniforms, a laptop, and other items out of the bed of a truck parked in the Hilton Parking Garage one day earlier, WIBW reported.

The victim said the stolen items were worth more than $5,000.

Mainville and Dandridge were arrested on charges of theft of property and were given $3,000 bonds apiece, WIBW reported.

Mainville was out of jail by 7:30 p.m. that same day.

According to the Riley County Police Department (RCPD), officers dealt with him again less than 24 hours later, when they allegedly found him in possession of illegal drugs at approximately 6 p.m. on Aug. 3, WIBW reported.

Mainville was arrested on charges of distribution of opiates, use or possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, and criminal carrying of weapons.

His bond was set at $5,000, The Mercury reported.

He ended up bonding out of jail at approximately 12:15 a.m. on Aug. 4, just hours before he allegedly attacked a woman with a baseball bat, according to WIBW.

That incident occurred in the 500-block of Leavenworth Street at approximately 2:30 a.m., WIBW reported.

RCPD officers said they responded to the scene to find a 42-year-old injured woman who had been beaten.

She allegedly told police that Mainville smashed her in the face with a baseball bat.

The victim was rushed to Ascension Via Christi Hospital in unknown condition, WIBW reported.

Mainville was subsequently apprehended and booked into jail on a charge of aggravated battery.

He was released from jail by the end of the day, the Hays Post reported.

According to the Kansas Department of Corrections, Mainville was previously convicted of attempted trafficking contraband into a correctional facility, making a false writing, and unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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