A Lexington man was arrested early Tuesday morning on a charge of assaulting a police officer.
Richard F. Saunier, 53, has also been charged in connection with a drive-by shooting on Wellington Way shortly before the alleged assault on the officer.
Sherelle Roberts, spokeswoman for Lexington police, said someone fired shots into the home of an elderly woman in the 700 block of Wellington Way about 1:18 a.m.
A neighbor looked out the window and saw a car driving back and forth on the road, Roberts said.
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The neighbor got into a vehicle, followed the car to 3036 Dartmouth Drive and called police.
When police arrived and spoke with the homeowner, Saunier, he allegedly became belligerent and repeatedly stood up despite orders from an officer to remain seated, Roberts said.
"The last time he stood up, he struck one of our officers and began choking him," Roberts said.
The officer spun Saunier around, and his head struck a kitchen cabinet before the officer subdued him, she said.
Saunier was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital for stitches to his head before being taken to jail.
The officer was not injured.
Saunier has been charged with third-degree assault and resisting arrest, Roberts said.
He also has been charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.
He was being held in the Fayette County Detention Center on Tuesday night on $5,000 cash bond on each count.
"At this point, there's no clear indication of why this woman's house was shot into," Roberts said.