Man charged after punching Lexington officer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A man has been released from the hospital and is now in jail after allegedly assaulting an officer.

Police say Brock Billingsley, 21, was drunk when he from the Lexington officer in some bushes on South Limestone and Chrysalis. When the officer approached him, police say Billingsley punched the officer in the head, knocking the officer to the ground. He then climbed on top of the officer and continued punching, before the officer was able to gain control.

The officer was left with several bruises to the head, wrist and knee. Billingsley faces numerous charges, including assault of an officer and alcohol intoxication.

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