POLICE: Undeterred by Taser, Bedford man goes on rampage, kidnaps driver
Police say a Bedford, Kentucky, man went on a rampage Monday night -- and not even a taser could stop him.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a Bedford, Kentucky, man went on a rampage Monday night -- and not even a Taser could stop him.
According to an arrest report, a Kentucky State Police trooper was dispatched to the area of Main Street in Bedford, located in Trimble County, just after 11:30 p.m., after someone reported a man was causing a disturbance there.
When officers arrived, they found that 39-year-old Scotty Simpson was "acting erratic." Police say he refused to identify himself, and when confronted by officers, ran away, ignoring all commands to stop.
Police say they successfully tased Simpson, but he was able to pull the probes out and continued to run away.
According to the arrest report, the situation further escalated when Simpson ran to a vehicle that was stopped in the roadway, opened the passenger side door, pulled out a butcher knife and demanded that the person inside drive.
The driver said Simpson threatened him.
Police say the vehicle accelerated, but was then involved in a crash with another vehicle. As a result of that crash, one of the drivers sustained a broken arm.
According to the arrest report, after the crash, Simpson jumped out of the vehicle and tried to run away. Police say they ultimately subdued him, but not before Simpson kicked and punched an officer.
He was then taken to University Hospital, where police say it took eight people to subdue him.
Police say they tried to interview him, but his language was unintelligible.
Simpson was charged with kidnapping, first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree assault, third-degree assault of a police or probation officer, resisting arrest, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, public intoxication (of a substance excluding alcohol) and menacing.
He is currently being held in the Oldham County Detention Center.
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