Juvenile facing charges for assault on police officer at McCracken County Regional Juvenile Detention Center

(Source: Pexels/Tima Miroshnichenko)
(Source: Pexels/Tima Miroshnichenko)

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – A juvenile faces charges after Kentucky State Police say the teen assaulted a detective trying to execute a court order.

The juvenile faces one count of assault, 3rd degree – police officer and one count of criminal mischief, 3rd degree.

Detective Robert Stucki of the Hopkinsville Police Department was at the McCracken Regional Juvenile Detention Center trying to execute a court order signed by a Christian County Circuit Court Judge pertaining to a juvenile detained at the facility.

Kentucky State Police (KSP), Post 1 received a call on Jan. 4 around 5 p.m. reporting that a juvenile detained at the McCracken Regional Juvenile Detention Center had assaulted a detective with the Hopkinsville Police Department.

After Detective Stucki’s explanation to and execution of the court order to the juvenile, the juvenile became combative toward Detective Stucki, according to KSP. The juvenile placed his arms around Detective Stucki, lifed him up and slammed him to the floor, according to KSP.

Some of the detective’s personal property was damaged.

The juvenile remains at the McCracken Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

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