POLICE: Suspect arrested after kids warn of 'strange man' threatening people
Authorities say two boys approached a sheriff's deputy to warn of a "strange man" who was threatening them. Moments later, the deputy pulled a firearm...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man was arrested Thursday night after authorities say he threatened a group of people with a knife, causing a Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy to pull a firearm.
According to an arrest report, the incident took place just before 9 p.m. in the 12000 block of East Orell Road, near Blevins Gap Road.
Authorities say a Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deputy was serving papers, when the deputy was approached by two young boys, who rode up on their bikes to tell the deputy that a "strange guy" was threatening them and others down the street.
When the deputy arrived at the scene, authorities say 33-year-old Gregory Denham was standing in the middle of the road threatening a large group of people with a knife.
According to the arrest report, the deputy got about 10 feet away from Denham when he brandished the knife and faced the deputy "in an aggressive fighting stance." At that point, the deputy pulled a firearm and shouted, "Drop the knife!"
At that point, authorities say Denham dropped the knife and the deputy lowered the weapon.
The deputy then performed a "takedown" on Denham and took him into custody. He is charged with first-degree disorderly conduct, menacing, third-degree assault of a police or probation officer and third-degree terroristic threatening.
He is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.
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