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.