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Paducah Man Faces Assault, Other Charges
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A Paducah man was arrested Tuesday on more than a dozen charges, after authorities say he assaulted his girlfriend, fled from police and fought with officers.

At around 10:20 pm Police were called to a disturbance in the 3500 block of Clark’s River Road after 32-year-oldJohnathan M. Mabry allegedly pushed his girlfriend, 34-year-old Billie J. Farmer, of Oaks Road out of his pickup truck onto the road.

Witnesses said Mabry punched Farmer several times and left her in traffic on the roadway. Farmer crawled to the ditch for safety, officers said, and later sought medical treatment at Lourdes Hospital.

Officer Ryan Conn spotted Mabry’s truck later in the area of Bridge Street and turned on his emergency lights. Conn said Mabry fled on Homewood Avenue and drove several blocks before finally stopping his truck. Mabry reportedly refused commands to show his hands and exit the truck, and made gestures as if he was loading and arming a gun, Conn said.

According to police, Mabry told the officers, “You want an assault? I’ve got an assault for you!”

Mabry finally exited the truck with a foot-long socket wrench. He then fled on foot. Conn and Officer Shawn Craven pursued Mabry, who they say threw the wrench into a ditch as he ran. Mabry stopped about 300 yards from his truck, and turned on the officers. Craven and Conn deployed their Tasers in an attempt to subdue Mabry.

Mabry was arrested after a brief struggle. He faces charges of Fourth-degree assault, First-degree wanton endangerment, First-degree fleeing or evading police (vehicle), Menacing, First-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drug or alcohol (second offense), Resisting arrest, Third-degree assault on a police officer, Failure to maintain insurance, Tampering with physical evidence, Possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, Reckless driving and Driving without his operator’s license in possession.

He was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.

Published 08:02 PM, Wednesday Oct. 09, 2013
Updated 09:03 AM, Friday Oct. 11, 2013

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