Edmonson Voice Staff
Soon after police received a call of a burglary on Glen Russell Road in Bee Spring, the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop at the Junior Food Store near Nolin Dam road on the suspected vehicle. Police said they recognized the vehicle because the same suspect, Adam Blanton, 32, of Bee Spring, was arrested for a previous burglary just over a month ago.
Deputy Jordan Jones said that Blanton refused to get out of the vehicle after he was given multiple commands to do so. It was reported that as Deputy Jones was in process of forcibly removing him from the car, Blanton allegedly tried to assault the officer by attempting to kick him in the face and chest. Reports said that Dep. Jones drew his taser, gave him another command to exit the vehicle, but since he still wouldn't comply and was being combative, Blanton was tased, then placed in handcuffs by Officer Nathan Dennis.
Blanton was arrested and charged with Assault 3rd -Police Officer, Disorderly conduct 2nd, Criminal mischief 3rd, Burglary 3rd, Terroristic threatening 3rd, Criminal trespassing 3rd, and Resisting arrest.
"If an officer gives you a lawful order to exit the vehicle during a traffic stop, please do so," said Deputy Jones. "If not, more charges are likely to follow."
Blanton was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail where he is being held on a $5,000 bond.