GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — A candidate for 2022 Scott County Judge-Executive was arrested Friday night in Georgetown.
Charles "Charlie" Hoffman, 57, was arrested and is facing charges of second-degree fleeing or evading police, alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct, prescription container substances not properly contained, and tampering with evidence.
According to an arrest citation, police responded to the area near Slainte Public House for reports of a male—who was described as Hoffman—causing a scene and pushing another customer.
An officer attempted to make contact with Hoffman on East Main Street and ordered him to stop walking away, but Huffman continued to ignore commands from the officer, according to the citation.
In a front yard on East Main Street, Hoffman continued to resist arrest and "screamed at the top of his lungs causing a disturbance to the public for a significant portion of his time on the ground" as officers tried to place him into cuffs.
Hoffman smelled heavily of alcoholic beverages, according to the citation.
While in jail, Hoffman found a small blue pill after he was asked to empty his pockets. The citations says he tossed it in his mouth and pretended to swallow it until staff convinced him to spit out the pill, which was taken into evidence.
Hoffman's wife was also arrested and is facing charges of menacing and resisting arrest.