A Fayette County deputy sheriff was injured Thursday when he was assaulted by a burglary suspect featured on Lexington's Most Wanted, according to court documents.
Michael Jesus Reis, 25, was charged with fleeing and evading police, resisting arrest, third-degree assault and criminal mischief following an altercation with Deputy Josh Bedson, according to a uniform citation filed in Fayette District Court.
The document said two people flagged down Bedson on Thursday afternoon and told him there was a burglar in an apartment at 321 Lindenhurst Drive. Bedson went to the apartment and encountered Reis, the document said.
Reis refused to give the deputy his name, but Bedson recognized him from Lexington's Most Wanted, a partnership between the Herald-Leader and the sheriff's office, the document said. The Herald-Leader's Web site, Kentucky.com, posts Lexington's Most Wanted, a weekly photo gallery of fugitives' mug shots. Reis' mug shot appeared in the gallery published June 20. He was wanted on an outstanding warrant for third-degree burglary for an incident that took place June 15.
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In that incident, the warrant said, Reis was accused of stealing a bed and a sofa from a model apartment on Alsab Court and carrying the items to nearby Chant Court, where he sold them to a woman for $200.
After Reis refused to give Bedson his name Thursday, Bedson told him he would be detained until he identified himself. Reis tried to run, and Bedson "wrestled with him" and called for backup, the citation said.
Two civilians helped Bedson subdue Reis until backup arrived, the document said.
"During the struggle, Mr. Reis placed hands on this officer, shoving him and pulling his wrists and hands away from him," the document said.
Jennifer Miller, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, said paramedics treated Bedson at the scene, and he sought additional medical care following the incident. The nature of Bedson's injuries was not released Friday.
Reis was lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center on a $15,300 bond.
He pleaded not guilty Friday to charges stemming from Thursday's incident as well as the burglary charge from the June 15 incident. His next court date was set for July 12.