A London man assaulted his girlfriend, then created a disturbance when deputies came to arrest him Friday night, according to the Laurel County sheriff's office.
The woman, whose face was bruised, came to the Laurel County dispatch center at about 8:20 p.m. and asked for help, saying her boyfriend, Michael B. Grubb, had hit her in the head while she was holding their 3-month-old baby, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
The woman said Grubb followed her out of their home on Cloud Lane, cursing her and trying to grab her as she fled with the baby and her other children, ages 3 and 5.
When deputies got to the home, a half-mile west of London, they said they arrested Grubb, 34, when he came to the door.
He "became combative," saying "that he was a very powerful man, and was close personal friends with all the elected officials in London."
"The subject resisted arrest, screaming, and cursing deputies, creating a disturbance in the neighborhood," according to the release.
Grubb, who deputies said appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, was charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), resisting arrest and second-degree disorderly conduct.
He was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center and was served Saturday with an emergency protective order.
Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety