Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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June 23, 2014

Man charged with assaulting police officer

ASHLAND — The following information was taken from Ashland Police Department reports:


A 19-year-old Ashland man was charged with second-degree assault on a police officer following an incident Friday night on Prospect Place.

Another male suspect, also 19, was charged with several misdemeanors.

According to the APD, an officer made contact with the two suspects about 9:45 p.m. while responding to a suspicious-person report. Both were intoxicated and both allegedly resisted when the officer tried to place them under arrest.

Aaron Pritchard was charged with second-degree assault on a police officer, a felony, along with resisting arrest and alcohol intoxication.

The other suspect was charged with second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension, third-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest and alcohol intoxication. The Independent generally does not publish the names of suspects charged only with misdemeanors.

Both suspects were lodged in the Boyd county Detention Center. Pritchard remained in custody on Monday.

A 56-year-old man was arrested Friday evening on a misdemeanor assault charge after he allegedly pushed his wife over a chair into a coffee table. The incident occurred in the 2100 block of Hyman Avenue.


Beech Street Christian Church, 1672 Beech St., on last week reported someone broke into an outbuilding on its grounds and stole a lawnmower, string trimmer and other items, all valued at $2,000.


A resident of the 900 block of Prospect Avenue last week reported the theft of two chainsaws from behind his home.

A woman on Friday reported her purse was stolen in the 1500 block of Beverly Boulevard. The purse and its contents were valued at $1,035.

A woman living in the 2300 block of Woodland Avenue on Friday reported the theft of several items of jewelry valued at $4,500.

A woman on Saturday reported someone stole a backpack containing keys, clothing, a stun gun and a knife from her vehicle while it was parked behind Blue Ribbon Lanes.

KENNETH HART can be reached at khart@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2654.

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