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AUTHORITIES: Louisville man threatened corrections officers

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Tommie Roberson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Tommie Roberson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A temporary worker at a packaging plant was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly assaulted a Louisville Metro Corrections officer.

According to the arrest report, it happened around 1:30 p.m. at a Packaging Unlimited location at 1640 W. Lee Street. That's when authorities say officers were escorting 54-year-old Tommie Lee Roberson off the property after he was involved in an argument with a co-worker.

As he was being taken away, Roberson allegedly said he would get a gun and shoot the officers in the head. Police say Roberson then got within inches of the officer's face, clenched his fists and screamed "What!"

According to the arrest report, that's when the officer took Roberson to the ground, but Roberson continued to resist, grabbing and tearing the officer's uniform, and striking him in the stomach several times.

At that point, the arrest report says the officer used pepper spray in an attempt to subdue Roberson, but he continued to fight. The arrest slip states the officer had no choice but to "strike subject several times in the face with a closed fist." 

Roberson was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and assault.

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