Four Agencies Work Together To Find Man In Edmonson County
Darren Doyle, story:
A man that was first discovered as a pedestrian on the interstate has been arrested after an altercation with law enforcement, according to police.
KSP reported that on Thursday morning around 10:30 a.m. troopers responded to a male subject walking on I-65 near the Park City exit. The trooper made contact with the male subject, later identified as Marcelo Lopez Martinz (21), who was walking southbound at the 47 mile marker, according to KSP. Pedestrians are prohibited to travel on interstates in Kentucky.
KSP said that Martinz became combative toward the trooper during the interaction at which time the trooper attempted to place Martinz under arrest. Martinz fled from the trooper on foot into a wooded area near the interstate, according to KSP.
After a multi agency search for Martinz, he was located by the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office behind a residence on Louisville Road in Edmonson County where he also allegedly became combative with the sheriff and a deputy. Officers deployed a taser in order to subdue Martinz, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Martinz was taken into custody and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center. He was charged with the following offenses:
"I'm proud of our office any time we can assist our fellow law enforcement agencies," said Sheriff Shane Doyle. "Thankfully, this situation wasn't any worse than it was. We were able to use the least amount of force necessary and injuries were kept to a minimum."
Martinz's address could not be confirmed as law enforcement reported the man had no form of identification.
In addition to KSP and the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, the Barren County Sheriff's Office and Cave City Police Department also assisted in the investigation.