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

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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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. 

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