POLICE: Upton, Ky. man arrested after allegedly trying to disarm a police officer
Kentucky State Police say they had to hit a man with a flashlight, then tase him, before he was finally subdued after he tried to disarm a police officer.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police say they had to hit a man with a flashlight, then tase him, before he was finally subdued after he tried to disarm a police officer.
It happened just before 11:30 p.m. on Monday, in Upton, Kentucky.
According to an arrest report, Kentucky State Police received a report of an unconscious woman on the sidewalk in downtown Upton. When officers arrived, they allegedly found a woman with a large cut between her eyes, a black eye and a bloody mouth, who was unable to move because of the pain she was in.
EMS was called. Although she was unable to say much, police say she told them her injuries were caused by her boyfriend, 44-year-old Michael Holloway.
Police say they tried to find Holloway at his home, but were unable to make contact with them. They came back a short time later, and knocked on the door.
Eventually, Holloway came to the door, and was ordered to turn around and put his hands behind his back, but he refused, according to the arrest report. When a trooper grabbed for his hands, he allegedly began wrestling with the officers on the porch.
During the fight, a trooper reached for his taser, and Holloway allegedly tried to grab it.
That's when one of the troopers hit him with a flashlight, according to the report.
Police say Holloway was tased, and eventually arrested, after being treated for what police called "superficial injuries."
He is charged with two counts of assault, attempting to disarm a peace officer, resisting arrest, menacing and alcohol intoxication in a public place.
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