An Edmonton man was arrested Wednesday after authorities said he assaulted two police officers after fleeing on foot during a traffic stop.
According to a Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office news release, Deputy Logan Richardson pulled over a vehicle Wednesday on North Main Street in Edmonton. During the stop, a passenger in the vehicle, 24-year-old Derek K. Pulliam, was identified as a fugitive.
Richardson ordered Pulliam to exit the vehicle, and he refused and at one point locked the vehicle, the news release said. When Richardson attempted to remove Pulliam from the vehicle, he fled on foot.
"After a brief foot chase, Deputy Richardson and Officer Zachary Harper of the Edmonton City Police Department began struggling with Pulliam as he became combative and attempted to fight the officers. During the arrest, both officers were assaulted as Pulliam continued to be combative. Deputy Richardson deployed one burst of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray to subdue Pulliam," the news release said.
Pulliam was arrested and charged with first-degree fleeing evading police(on foot); two counts of third-degree assault(police officer); first-degree wanton endangerment; and resisting arrest. Additionally, warrants on Pulliam for Metcalfe District Court and Warren District Court were served.
Pulliam was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.