The following information was taken from Ashland Police Department reports:
‰A man was arrested Thursday on a number of charges following a traffic accident at 20th Street and Winchester Avenue, including one stemming from a police officer being jabbed with a hypodermic needle while he was searching him.
Billy J. Fryer, 50, of Ashland, was charged third-degree assault on a police officer, driving under the influence, first-degree drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of a legend drug and prescription drugs not in proper containers.
The accident occurred about 2 p.m. According to the APD, Fryer failed to warn Officer Chris Brislin he had a broken hypodermic needle in his pocket, even though Brislin had asked if he had any needles or other sharp objects on him prior to searching him. Brislin was poked in the finger by the needle.
Fryer was lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center, where he remained Friday.
‰Boyd County Ford on Thursday reported a man took a blue 2012 Ford Fusion, valued at $20,000, for a test drive about 5 p.m. and never came back.
‰A woman living in the 300 block of Harrison Street on Thursday reported the theft of a lawn mower valued at $199.
‰A resident of the 3100 block of Central Avenue on Thursday reported a digital camera valued at $40 had been stolen from his residence.
‰A man living in the 4700 block of Boyd Street on Wednesday reported someone broke into his garage and stole various tools and a trailer, all valued at $2,800.
‰A 21-year-old Ironton man was arrested Wednesday at Walmart for allegedly attempting to steal merchandise valued at $27.76.
‰A 55-year-old Ashland woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly trying to steal merchandise valued at $40.73 from Walmart.
‰A 24-year-old Inez woman and a 25-year-old Louisa woman were arrested Thursday for allegedly trying to steal merchandise valued at $27.79. The Inez woman also was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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