HARRODSBURG — A Harrodsburg man allegedly resisted arrest after drunken driving and had to be tasered by police officers.
Wesley Simpson, 30, of 120 Chilton Lane, is being held in Boyle County Detention Center in connection with the alleged incident Thursday evening. He was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without insurance. As of today, Simpson was being held on a $6,000 cash bond.
Harrodsburg police officers responded to a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Lexington and Cane Run streets about 10:45 p.m. Thursday. Simpson, who allegedly smelled like alcohol, was near the scene and denied being the driver of the vehicle, police said. A witness said Simpson was the driver and that he had removed a box of beer from his vehicle and placed it behind a Cane Run Street residence. Police officers later found the beer.
Paramedics transported Simpson to Haggin Memorial Hospital for medical clearance. Simpson allegedly became belligerent during questioning and physically resisted officers who tried to arrest him. A Mercer County deputy who had joined the investigation used a taser on Simpson. Once the suspect calmed down, officers took him back into the emergency room for medical clearance before transporting him to Boyle County Detention Center.
Man reports armed robbery
HARRODSBURG — A 51-year-old Harrodsburg man reported being robbed at gunpoint Saturday night, police said.
About 11:05 p.m. Saturday, the man was walking on Bottoms Court when another man brandished a firearm and demanded money, according to police. The alleged robber got away with $2,700 cash; the cash was 27 $100 bills.
Mercer County deputies and Harrodsburg police officers searched the scene and did not find a suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call the Harrodsburg Police Department at (859) 734-3311.
Items stolen from work van
HARRODSBURG — An unknown person reportedly broke into a Yeager Insulation work van and stole several items, according to police.
At 9:45 a.m. Friday, Gary D. Yeager reported to Harrodsburg police the theft of 200 feet of 12/3 wire, 300 feet of black wire on a spool and a white, 75-foot extension cord. The items were taken from a work van parked in the 1000 block of North College Street between the morning of June 8 and the time of the police report.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Harrodsburg Police Department at (859) 734-3311.