Disturbance call leads to sexual-assault arrest


Police responding to a reported disturbance Saturday at a motel on West Fifth Avenue arrested two people, including a man who allegedly is the father of an infant by a minor female.

Lonnie Urquhart, 33, told police he had started dating the girl, who is now 15, when he got out of prison, and thought she was older, Detective Jerry Lambert said in a probable-cause affidavit presented in court Monday.

Deputy Prosecutor Karres Manning said police were sent to the motel after receiving a call from the manager who reported that a female had called and said “her baby daddy was there with another woman and she was going to stab and kill him.”

Lambert said that when police arrived at the room, they saw evidence of a fight, including blood on the dresser and a broken mirror, and Urquhart had a gash on the side of his head and was bleeding from the head and chin.

Officers also found an 11-month-old infant in the room. The girl, who was not identified because of her age, said the infant was fathered by Urquhart.

Manning said Urquhart has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 2003, and has served time for robbery and manslaughter after that charge was reduced from murder.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $100,000 bond for Urquhart after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with fourth-degree sexual assault, second-degree criminal mischief and third-degree domestic battery.

Bridgforth also ordered Urquhart to have no contact with the alleged victim and told him to come back to court Aug. 15.

Urquhart said he would hire his own attorney.