Police arrest woman accused of hitting Shepherdsville officer with car
Police have arrested a woman accused of hitting a Shepherdsville police officer with her car.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have arrested a woman accused of hitting a Shepherdsville police officer with her car.
According to a news release from the Shepherdsville Police Department, Kentucky State Police arrested 31-year-old Taira Litsey in the 4700 block of Bellevue Avenue in Louisville early this morning.
She was wanted on four warrants including a warrant related to the July 3 assault of a Shepherdsville Police officer who was trying to serve one of those warrants.
"When they went to place her under arrest and serve that warrant, she resisted, got in the vehicle, striking the officer and fled the scene. Anytime an officer is assaulted, there's a problem there and we need to get that individual off the street because number one, if they're going to assault a police officer, they're very likely to assault someone who is not a police officer," Sgt. Ken Bernardi told WDRB News.
Litsey is also charged with receiving stolen property after police say she admitted to driving a Buick that was stolen in Shepherdsville on Monday.
Logan Lamb, 28, of Greenville, Indiana was also arrested and charged with resisting arrest, assault, hindering prosecution and menacing. Police say he was with Litsey when she allegedly ran over the officer.
According to police, this is not the first time she's tried to run someone over.
Back in March, LMPD says Litsey tried to run over her ex-boyfriend and another man with a car. She was charged with two counts of assault, but was released on bond.
That officer who was run over, is expected to be okay.
Litsey is being held at Metro Corrections.
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