Kentucky State Police Sergeant Is Suspended

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

A Kentucky state police sergeant is suspended with pay after he was arrested in Pikeville Sunday night.

Sergeant Timothy Moore from the Ashland Post is charged with alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.

Pikeville police arrested Sergeant Moore after the Poison concert at the Expo Center.

He was off-duty at the time.

An investigation is underway to find out just what happened.

State Police say they've never had any trouble with Sergeant Timothy Moore during his 10 years with the organization.

Now Sergeant Moore is on the other side of the law.

Pikeville Police arrested him Sunday night outside of the Expo Center after a concert.

The arrest citation claims he was so drunk he could barely walk, and then claims he yelled a curse word and other obscenities to a Pikeville Police officer.

The citation says Pikeville officers later stopped the car he was riding in.

Records say he refused to talk to officers, then someone in the back seat showed his KSP badge.

The citation says later when officers tried to arrest Moore, he refused to get out of the car, and tried to leave.

Officers had to physically take him out of the car to arrest him.

Both the arresting officer and the Pikeville Police Chief don't want to comment because of their ongoing investigation.

State Police suspended Moore with pay, and they are also doing their own separate internal investigation.

Pike County Jailers say Moore was released after he posted a one thousand dollar surety bond.

Moore's attorney, Terry Jacobs, offered this statement:
“We feel once all the facts come out, Sgt. Moore will be vindicated. Out of respect for law enforcement, we will not discuss the facts in the case and collateral issues at this time during the police investigation.”

He is scheduled to be arraigned August 5th in Pikeville District Court.

Police don't know how long their investigation will take.

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