Roy Allen Bush

Roy Allen Bush, 56, of Olive Hill was arrested by the Worthington Police Department on multiple charges including assault of a police officer and wanton endangerment charges. Bush was lodged at the Greenup County Detention Center.

GREENUP The Greenup County Grand Jury recently indicted an Olive Hill man on multiple charges after police said he fought an officer while in possession of a firearm after the officer tried to place him under arrest.

Roy Allen Bush, 56, was indicted by the Greenup County Grand Jury on the following charges, according to court records:

• Second-degree assault, a class C felony punishable by five to 10 years incarcerated.

• Two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, a class D felony punishable by one to five years incarcerated.

• First-degree possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony punishable by one to five years incarcerated.

• Giving a peace officer a false name or address, a class B misdemeanor.

• Resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor.

• Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, a class C felony punishable by five to 10 years incarcerated.

• Second-degree persistent felony offender, an enhancement charge.

The indictment follows Bush’s arrest by the Worthington Police Department at a residence on Cherokee Road in Olive Hill. According to police reports, officers were called to the scene due to “suspicious circumstances.”

Upon arrival, Officer Garion Robinson attempted to identify Bush but was given false information. Once the police officer obtained the proper information, he was able to confirm through Greenup County 911 that Bush had active warrants for his arrest.

“Officer Robinson approached Bush and advised him that he was under arrest and asked him to place his hands behind his back to be handcuffed,” said police reports. “Mr. Bush refused to follow Officer Robinson's instructions and instead struck Robinson on the right side of his head in the area of his temple with a large piece of metal. Officer Robinson then struck Bush with his fist and Bush fell to the ground.”

According to police reports, the officer observed that once Bush hit the ground he noticed a handgun bounce onto the ground beside Bush.

“Robinson believed that Bush had intentions of shooting him with the handgun after striking him with the metal,” said police reports.

Bush was cleared by Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital then lodged at the Greenup County Detention Center.

According to jail records, Bush is being held without bond.

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