A Harlan man is facing assault charges after allegedly being involved in an altercation with his wife and throwing a can of soda at a police officer.
Michael Shaun Abner, 53, was arrested by Kentucky State Trooper Jacob Spurlock on Monday.
According to the citation, Spurlock and Trooper Joey Brigmon responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence on KY 3459 where Abner was involved in an altercation with his wife. Abner’s wife stated he pulled her hair out during the argument, and Abner confirmed her statement. At the conclusion of the investigation, police determined Abner was the primary aggressor. When asked to turn around and put his hands behind his back, Abner became irate and took an aggressive stance toward both troopers, throwing a nearly-full can of soda at Brigmon.
Abner was charged with third-degree assault (police officer), menacing, resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence). He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 full cash bond.
In other police activity:
• David Harris, 51, of Harlan, was arrested on Friday by Harlan City Police Officer Tyler Hensley. According to the citation, Harris was a passenger in a vehicle on which police performed a traffic stop. Police observed Harris put something in his shoe. Harris admitted to police he had placed a Suboxone in his shoe. Police asked Harris to remove his shoe and found multiple pills inside. Harris was charged with first- second- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance and illegal possession of legend drugs. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond secured by 10 percent;
• Levitis Lee Halcomb, 29, of Cumberland, was arrested on an indictment warrant on Friday by Cumberland City Police Officer Cody Bargo. Halcomb was indicted for second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and persistent felony offender. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a pair of full cash bonds totaling $3,200;
• Jonathan Dan Bush, 29, of Harlan, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Bailey on Friday. He was indicted for second-degree trafficking, trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces) and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on full cash bonds totaling $3,500.
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