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Police: Man arrested after getting into scuffle with Laurel County deputy

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is arrested after police say he fled police, and also got into a scuffle with them.

Laurel County deputies say it happened around 12:30 Wednesday morning at David's Steakhouse, near I-75 in North Corbin.

They say they were called there after a complaint of a suspicious person on the property. When the deputy arrived, they say David Philpot, 34, of London, ran out a side door and around the building.

An employee of David's Steak House helped Deputy Ashurst box Philpot in, and after a brief scuffle, Phipot was arrested.

Philpot was handcuffed, then we're told he began cursing and not complying with police. While being placed in the officer's vehicle, they say Philpot somehow slipped out of a handcuff, and tried to push the deputy to the ground, trying to run again.

After a brief chase, police say Philpot was wrestled to the ground, but continued to fight the deputy. At that time, the deputy Tazed Philpot, and was able to get him under control. He was once again placed inside the officer's vehicle, and taken to the Laurel County Detention Center.

Philpot admitted to having smoked meth, and told police he had not slept for a week. Deputies say a glass smoking pipe was found on him.

For the incident on Wednesday, Philpot is charged with fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, menacing, disorderly conduct, public intoxication (controlled substances), giving an officer a false name, assault 2nd degree (because the victim is a police officer), possession of drug paraphernalia, and escape 3rd degree. He also had an outstanding warrant from Laurel County for failure to appear in court.

Due to an incident in Lexington in October, he's charged with three outstanding warrants, including two charges of 1st degree wanton endangerment (victims is a police officer), and one warrant for fleeing and evading police.


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