Lexington Police Search For Man Who Punched Officer

Lexington Police continue searching for a man who punched a police officer during a traffic stop Sunday night.

The female officer stopped a van on Kenton Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets. She's been identified as Officer Stacy Shannon.

Police say a passenger in the back seat punched Shannon in the face then wrestled with her.

The man ran away and the van took off.

Police later arrested the van's driver.

They say he's Richard Combs, 64, who's charged with fleeing and littering. Police say they found a bag of crack cocaine thrown from the van.

Police also took a 17-year-old juvenile into custody who they believe was another passenger in the van.

Police thought they spotted the suspect who threw the punch off North Broadway.

Two police cruisers wreck responding to that scene, but no one was injured.

The Officer Shannon, who was punched, didn't have to go to the hospital.


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  • by Wow Is an Idiot Location: Lexington on Mar 12, 2008 at 04:54 PM
    Obviously WOW you have no knowledge of the Kentucky Revised Statutes. In KY we have what is called, Constructive Possession. Constructive Possession means you can be charged with possession of something even if it is not found on your person. It is only required that someone witnessed you have it on or around your person. In this case the Officers observed the suspect throw the bag from the vehicle and then retrieved it and found that it was crack/cocaine. These cases are tried and subjects are convicted daily in cases just like this, alot of them being in Fayette County. Before you start commenting on what kind of case they would have maybe you should brush up on your knowledge of the KRS. Then maybe, just maybe, you won't appear the have such a lack of intelligence. I can also tell you that a police officer's word carries alot of weight in a Fayette County Court Room. Just for you information the County Attorney added the charge of Poss. of Controlled Sub. 1st degree in this case.
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Mar 11, 2008 at 10:16 PM
    @Michael Location: Richmond Only thing Im smoking is education that didnt involve brainwashing. See I have whats called outside the box thinking. I dont just say yes to everything thats spoon fed to me unlike others such as yourself. When did I say it was ok to punch anybody? You like most others prove you lack comprehension. I was responding to the question of "who hits a woman". When a woman puts on a uniform she no longer has any woman privlages. She becomes a cop. If your too old fashioned and backwoods to realise that go tell the women soldiers that pee in bottles they arent the same as men soldiers. Try opening your box sometime there is plenty of room out in the real world.
  • by Michael Location: Richmond on Mar 11, 2008 at 05:01 AM
    WOW in Richmond...I've read quite a few of your posts on here. What the heck are you smoking that makes you look at things totally different than anybody else? So because she put on a uniform, that gives him the right to punch her? The way you view things are so far fetched it really does make people say "WOW...what an idiot!" If it were a male cop, my guess is the punk would not have punched a cop because he knew the possibility of getting his butt kicked was more probable. You're a real case.
  • by Erin Location: KY on Mar 10, 2008 at 04:01 PM
    Who cares if the cop is a female? It's a COP. Big deal.
  • by Wow Location: RIchmond on Mar 10, 2008 at 10:44 AM
    @Jeb Location: KY where the guy threw it they cant be sure it was the crack he threw or some other paper as hes not in possesion when they found it. Less a dash cam show sit being thrown they dont hav emuch a case. As far as the cop being punched. SHe wanted to be equal she put on that uniform and carrys a gun. The kid thta punched her made her equal.(edited)?
  • by Thomas Location: Lexington on Mar 10, 2008 at 10:30 AM
    I hope this guy resists arrest when the police catch up with him....and the police have to taze his cowardly hide. I think it would be hilarious to hear him cry and white when he is shocked. Here's hoping Officer Shannon has no permanent maxillo-facial damage.
  • by Anonymous Location: east ,ky on Mar 10, 2008 at 08:37 AM
    If they have the driver or someone from the vehicle they should know who the #$%!bag was that hit the cop.. What a man to hit a female.
  • by Jeb Location: KY on Mar 10, 2008 at 06:49 AM
    Ok, I'm kind of laughing at this story for one reason and one reason only. The story states "They say he's Richard Combs, 64, who's charged with fleeing and littering. Police say they found a bag of crack cocaine thrown from the van."" Was he charged for littering because he threw a bag of crack cocaine from the van? Why not possession? There's more to this story than what has been reported so far. Also, I want one of Lexington's biggest and baddest looking cops to stand in front of the guy that punched the female officer and tell him he gets first swing. What a loser; punching a female? He has kahunas the size of BB's...LOL!

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