Nov 21, 2012 3:21 PM
State police say a trooper had to use a taser to subdue a suspect who was arrested after an altercation during a traffic stop in Boyd County.
The incident happened Tuesday at about 5 p.m. Police say a trooper observed the occupants of a vehicle were not wearing seat belts and initiated a traffic stop. Police say Darrell R. Stewart, 23, of Ashland was a passenger in the vehicle and allegedly provided the trooper with false information. It was determined he was wanted and had three active warrants for his arrest.
The trooper was in the process of placing Stewart under arrest when he attempted to flee on foot. The trooper then engaged in a short foot pursuit and subsequently deployed his agency issued taser. At that point, Stewart became compliant and was then arrested.
Stewart is charged with second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, giving officer false name or address and three counts of execution of bench warrant.