A Leitchfield man was arrested on Sunday, Sept. 25 for assaulting a Grayson County Sheriff’s Office deputy, among other charges.
At approximately 12:04 a.m. on Sunday, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) Deputy Dylan Bohn responded to a suspicious person/trespassing call on Delmer Drive in Leitchfield, according to a news release from Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins.
Upon arrival, Bohn discovered a male subject fitting the description given to him by Grayson County E-911 Dispatch walking down Delmer Drive toward Kiper Road, the release states.
Bohn then exited his cruiser, identified himself as a Sheriff’s deputy, and ordered the man to stop, according to the release.
The man, later identified as 26-year-old Thomas Clark, allegedly “yelled an expletive at Deputy Bohn and continued to walk towards him,” Chaffins said in the release.
Bohn then ordered Clark to show his hands as he walked towards him.
“Clark finally stopped and told Deputy Bohn that ‘he was not a cop’ and refused to show his hands,” Chaffins wrote in the release.
Bohn then told Clark that he was being detained and attempted to place handcuffs on him, Chaffins said.
Clark allegedly pulled away from Bohn, and Bohn deployed his Taser, the release states.
Clark was able to remove the probes and charged at Bohn, who then used his ASP baton and delivered strikes as Clark attacked him, according to Chaffins.
“Deputy Bohn took Clark to the ground as Clark assumed a ground fighting position and kicked Deputy Bohn in the head, face, and chest area,” Chaffins said in the release.
The release states that Clark was able to make it back to his feet as the fight continued.
“Clark was taken to the ground once again as strikes were again delivered to Clark’s body as he was ordered again and again to stop resisting,” Chaffins said. “Clark again made it to his feet, grabbed Deputy Bohn, and flipped him end over end as Deputy Bohn landed on the back of his head and back. Clark kept reaching for his pockets as Deputy Bohn was able to finally grab him and subdue him enough to place the handcuffs on him.”
Approximately two minutes later, backup officers, Kentucky State Police Trooper Kyle Lashley and Leitchfield Police Officer Tim Moutardier, arrived.
Moutardier searched Clark and found two fold-out knives in each pocket, according to the release.
It was also discovered that Clark had two outstanding warrants for Failure to Appear on a DUI, traffic, and drug paraphernalia charges, Chaffins said.
Additionally, Clark was charged with Assault, 3rd Degree (Police Officer); Resisting Arrest; Public Intoxication – Controlled Substance (Excludes Alcohol); and Criminal Trespassing, 3rd Degree.
Clark was treated at and released from Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center with minor cuts and scrapes, according to the release.
Bohn was not seriously injured in the incident, Chaffins said.
Clark was arrested and lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center and held there on a $5,000.00 full cash bond.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.