Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy Injured In Scuffle With Pregnant Woman

Reported by: Tom Kenny
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 5/19/2012 1:15 am
A Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy was injured Friday while trying to get a knife away from a pregnant woman who was reportedly trying to harm herself and her unborn child.

A news release from Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said Deputies were called to a home on Shenandoah Drive in Frankfort for a well-being check on Denis Higdon-Lewis, 28, of Frankfort.

Deputies were advised that Higdon-Lewis was five months pregnant and attempting to hurt herself and her unborn baby.

Deputies said they also learned there was an outstanding warrant in Franklin County out on Higdon-Lewis.

Deputies said as they tried to arrest the woman, she became very uncooperative and grabbed a large kitchen knife, at which time she tried to injure herself.

The Deputies said they struggled with Higdon-Lewis, leaving Deputy Stephen Campbell with a cut to his right hand.

Investigators said Higdon-Lewis suffered a cut on her left hand. 

"I knew she was five months pregnant and I did not want to risk additional injuries to her or the unborn child by using a Tazer or other means of force," said Deputy Campbell. 

Both Deputy Campbell and Higdon-Lewis were treated at the hospital for their wounds. 

Higdon-Lewis was then taken to the Franklin County Regional Jail.

She was charged with Assault 2nd degree to a Police Officer, Assault 3rd degree to a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct 2nd degree, and a Felony warrant for a Probation and Parole violation. 


Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Hustonville Woman Killed In Collision With Log Truck
State Police said Amanda Griffin, 21, of Hustonville, was killed when the car she was driving crossed the centerline and collided with a log truck on KY 906 near Liberty Wednesday afternoon. KSP said Griffin was not wearing a seat belt.
Clark County Man Arrested for Child Pornography
Detectives with the Clark County Sheriff's Office arrested a man after finding child pornography on his laptop.
Fayette County Principal: Reportedly Suspended For Drinking During School Trip
Henry Clay High School's Principal was recently suspended without pay because he reportedly drank a beer during a school trip. Video Video
Campton Man Charged In Big Marijuana Bust In Powell County
The Powell County Sheriff said Beacher Campbell of Campton was charged with Trafficking in Marijuana. Investigators said they confiscated $15,000 in the bust.
Woman Taken To Hospital After SUV Flips On New Circle Rd.
Lexington Police said a woman went to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after the SUV she was driving flipped on New Circle Road.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.