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Police: Lancaster Man Faces Drug Charges After Fighting Officer

Posted at 10:53 AM, Aug 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-24 10:53:30-04
Ottis Lee Amburgey

GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man is facing multiple drug and assault charges after police say he threaten an officer during a traffic stop.

Authorities say 52-year-old Ottis Lee Amburgey of Lancaster was on methamphetamine Friday morning when he tried to provoke a “suicide by cop” during the stop.

The Garrard County Police Department says one of its officers stopped Amburgey on Richmond Road for failure to have headlights on.

Officials said Amburgey exited his vehicle and approached the officer yelling “I’m going to kill you! I’m going to shoot! Just kill me or I’m going home and you’re not!”

Amburgey also acted like he had a weapon, but the officer determined he was bluffing.

The officer Tased Amburgey but the man continued to fight and tried to get back into his vehicle and drive away, according to police.

It says Amburgey fought the officer for 10 minutes before he was subdued.

Police said they found 14 grams of methamphetamine, syringes and money in Amburgey’s vehicle.

He is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree assault of a police officer, menacing, first-degree terroristic threatening, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and several traffic violations.

Amburgey was being held in the Lincoln County Regional Jail.