Man charged with assaulting officer

Published 10:26 am Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A Cawood man is facing charges including assault on a police officer after allegedly pushing an officer.

Gene Posey, 50, was arrested on Sunday by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy B. Jones Jr.

According to the citation, Jones was traveling on KY 3001 when he passed Posey traveling in the opposite direction. Jones noticed Posey’s vehicle was having mechanical issues and turned around in order to assist. Jones helped Posey push the vehicle out of the road and offered to call for further assistance. At that point, Jones recognized Posey, who he knew did not have an active operator’s license. Jones also discovered Posey had an active warrant in Bell County. Jones then place Posey under arrest, at which point Posey pushed the officer. Jones took Posey to the ground to complete handcuffing him. During the process, Posey kicked, screamed and scratched Jones’ hand. A crystal substance fell out of Posey’s pocket during the incident along with a broken orange pill.

Posey was charged with third-degree assault on a police officer, menacing, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, no operator’s license, operating a vehicle with expired license, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of controlled substance. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 full cash bond.

In other police activity:

• David Estes, 35, of Dayhoit, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Drew Wilson on Monday. Estes was charged with speeding, improper equipment, failure to wear seat belt, failure to produce insurance card, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, no registration receipt, resisting arrest, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading police, menacing, failure to or improper signal, reckless driving and second-degree disorderly conduct. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;

• Geneva Rhymer, 43, of Baxter, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Harlan City Police Officer George Young on Saturday. She was indicted for second-degree disorderly conduct, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree trafficking a controlled substance. Rhymer was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond.