CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report
Chase ends with man striking deputy
A man is facing numerous charges after leading deputies on a foot chase and then fighting with one deputy, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Deputy Andrew Lawson arrested David Brannon, 26, of London, on Saturday around 11 p.m.
Lawson responded to a prowler complaint where he found Brannon intoxicated and stumbling in a yard.
As Lawson attempted to investigate, Brannon fled on foot across a yard and over a fence. Brannon then fought with Lawson, striking him in the eye and causing injury.
Brannon was eventually handcuffed but continued to threaten Lawson.
Brannon was charged with second-degree assault (police officer victim), resisting arrest, first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, third-degree terroristic threatening, second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing and public intoxication of controlled substances.
Assisting deputies included Mikey Ashurst, Tyler Morris and Daniel Grigsby.
Ashurst charged Brannon with three outstanding bench warrants from Woodford County, Whitley County and Laurel County.
Brannon was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Man on ATV arrested for intoxication
A man drove an ATV down Cassidy Road while cursing and making obscene gestures towards an elderly woman Sunday night, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.
Deputy Larry Parrott arrested Leonard Swanson Jr., 46, of London about nine miles south of London.
Parrott spotted Swanson on his ATV but was unable to catch up with him. However, Parrott went to Swanson’s residence where he located and arrested him.
Swanson was charged with operating a non-motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, driving on a DUI suspended license, second offense, second-degree fleeing or evading police, operating an ATV on a roadway and numerous other traffic offenses.
After being arrested Swanson began acting disorderly and cursed Parrott. Swanson was then charged with second-degree disorderly conduct.
Swanson was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.