Crime

Corbin man faces several charges, including assaulting an officer

LONDON — A Corbin man was arrested on assault, endangerment, resisting arrest and other charges after he allegedly kicked a Laurel County Sheriff's deputy in the face and rammed a second officer's patrol car.

Laurel County sheriff's deputies, responding to a report of a fight, went to Kentucky Family Drive off Adams Road outside of London at 1 a.m. Saturday. When deputies arrived, a 1993 GM pickup drove down Adams Road and collided with a patrol car driven by Deputy John Inman, according to the sheriff's office. Inman turned his cruiser around and caught up to the vehicle. The car stopped and two people stumbled out. Inman learned that one of the two people, Zachary L. Thompson, 29, of Adams Road in Corbin, was involved in the reported fight. While Thompson was being taken to jail, he kicked Laurel County Sheriff's Deputy Kirk Mays in the face.

Thompson was charged with fourth-degree assault, third-degree assault toward a police officer, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence and not having car insurance. Police also arrested Candice Siler, 29, of Corbin on alcohol intoxication charges. Both were taken to the Laurel County Detention Center.

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