Security officer accused of kicking police officer, drug possession
The official police report says the suspect was allegedly in possession of several vials of controlled substances.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say they have arrested a security officer after he allegedly kicked a police officer and was in possession of controlled substances.
Charles Thomas Jr., 28, was arrested Tuesday in the 700 block of West Ormsby Avenue, near South 7th Street. The official police report says Thomas was allegedly in possession of several vials of controlled substances. According to police, Thomas worked as a security officer at Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital.
A Norton spokesperson says Thomas worked for a security company that had a contract with the hospital, and was not a Norton employee. The spokesperson also says Thomas has not worked at a Norton facility in more than a year.
Police say the substances Thomas allegedly had in his possession included Diprivan, Methylene Blue and Atropine that were "for hospital use and not for everyday individuals."
Authorities say that while they were investigating, Thomas allegedly became agitated. Officials say Thomas repeatedly stood up and was asked to sit down.
Investigators say when a detective approached Thomas, he allegedly kicked the detective in the knee. Police say Thomas was then, "wrestled to the ground and he began to kick and knee" an officer. Thomas was then placed back in the chair where he had been sitting and began to become agitated again, according to police.
Officials say Thomas allegedly started to get up and kick the detective again and that he had to be restrained.
Thomas is charged with assault, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.
He is being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $10,000 cash bond.
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