POLICE: Drunk suspect mentions Bardstown officer's death in threat
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Shively Police say they arrested a drunk man after he became disorderly and told a police officer that they would die, "just like" a Bardstown Police officer who was recently shot to death.
According to an arrest report, an officer was sent to the intersection of Kendall Lane and Dixie Highway shortly before 10 p.m. Monday after dispatchers received a report of a "large" suspect threatening his small, elderly female neighbor.
When police arrived, they allegedly found 51-year-old Darryl D. Alvey "staggering down Kendall Lane with a beer in his hand." When police tried to talk to him, he allegedly started yelling obscenities, "causing alarm to those driving by."
The police officer told him to go to his knees so he could be handcuffed, but he initially refused, according to the arrest report, complying only after the officer showed him a taser.
Police say Alvey continued to scream profanity and threats to the officer, stating that, "that's why the mother [expletive] Bardstown [expletive] officer is dead, and now you're next!"
The arresting officer added that Alvey also said he would, "be out in two hours, because he would get a [expletive] VA judge that would let him out, and then I should watch myself 'cause I will be next, just like the Bardstown [expletive.]"
Alvey was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct, menacing and terroristic threatening. They are misdemeanor charges.
It is likely that Alvey was referring to Bardstown Police officer Jason Ellis. Police say Ellis was clearing tree limbs from the road when he was shot multiple times on an off-ramp to the Bluegrass Parkway in the early morning hours of May 25. Investigators think the tree limbs were intentionally placed there as part of a plan to kill Ellis.
No one has been arrested in connection with that crime.
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