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Deputy attacked while making arrest

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

A Sheriff's deputy ran into some trouble while trying to make an arrest. Investigators say Fayette County Sheriff's deputy Josh Bedson was injured when the suspect, Michael Jesus Reis, attacked him.

The scuffle happened around 6:00 PM Thursday evening, along Lindenhurst drive in Lexington.

"I could hear something going on around the corner," explains Jimmy Fox, a nearby neighbor, "when I turned the corner I could see the suspect on top of the deputy."

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office tells WKYT that deputy Josh Bedson was responding to an outstanding warrant for Reis at the apartments off Lindenhurst Drive. When he approached Reis, police say he immediately got violent and began assaulting Bedson.

"I yelled to the deputy asking him if he needed help and he said 'yes!'' explains Fox, "I ran right over and tried to get the guy off of him. He had one of the handcuffs in his hand and wouldn't let go. I kept trying to pry them out and finally he let go."

Within minutes multiple officers from different agencies and EMS responded to the scene. We're told that police had to use pepper spray to contain the Reis.

We're told that Reis faces multiple charges, including assaulting an officer and fleeing and evading on foot.


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