LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) - Late Monday night, Darren Moore was inside his Laurel River Church Rd. home when he heard a ruckus outside.
“I saw a guy run away from a cop, and he ran through our yard,” said Moore.
Police say that guy was Randall Hayes, a parolee from Jackson County that deputies say was found with illegal drugs. Deputy Kirk Mays tried to arrest him.
“The suspect began fighting… punching him and shoving him…even broke the glasses off his face,” said Deputy Gilbert Acciardo.
Moore….who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.. quickly ran outside to help.
“He didn’t say anything to me. It was just fighting….It was just me and him locked in a fight,” said Moore.
His service in Iraq is something Moore doesn’t like to talk much about. But he said he believes he was doing the right thing to someone that could have been a threat to his family and his community.
“I was afraid he saw us. That maybe we called police (on him). He would have gotten away…come back that night,” he said.
Moore was able to bring Hayes down despite him still dealing with multiple injuries from Iraq. Police are calling his actions..heroic.
“He saw a deputy in trouble…and he instinctively he wanted to jump in and help,” said Moore.
Hayes faces charges of resisting arrest, assault and drugs.
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