A Loyall man is facing charges including hindering prosecution after he allegedly attempted to mislead police about the whereabouts of a woman.
Jarrod Dople, 30, was arrested on Tuesday by Loyall City Police Chief Mike Lunsford.
According to the citation, Lunsford went to a residence attempting to execute a warrant on Skyla Whitaker. Dople stated Whitaker was not at the residence. Lunsford advised Dople that if Whitaker was at the residence, he could be charged with hindering prosecution. Dople then opened the door, yelled “mom” and ran to another room in the house. Lunsford took Whitaker into custody and told Dople he was under arrest as Loyall City Police Officer Mitch Alford entered the room. Dople replied “I ain’t going nowhere.” As Alford attempted to handcuff him, Dople jerked away, hitting Alford in the process. Dople then took off running through the house. A tazer was deployed. Dople was screaming and yelling as police placed him in the police cruiser, threatening to kill Alford. Several small children were in the residence at the time of the arrest.
Dople was charged with first-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension, resisting arrest, third-degree assault on a police officer, third-degree escape, first-degree terroristic threatening, second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing, first-degree fleeing or evading police and first-degree wanton endangerment.
He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $10,000 full cash bond.
In other police activity, Whitaker, 25, of Loyall, was arrested by Lunsford on an indictment warrant on Tuesday. She was indicted for false statements/misrepresenting to receive benefits over $100. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,000 unsecured bond.
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