CORBIN, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Corbin man is accused of using his teenaged son as a shield before assaulting three Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputies during his arrest. The man’s wife is accused of trying to interfere with his arrest.
Deputies say it began with a domestic violence complaint at a home off KY 1223 around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Investigators say when they arrived, 42-year old Dennis Stewart was in the front yard, but then ran inside the house.
Once inside, Stewart went into a bedroom and used his 13-year old son as a shield as deputies tried to arrest him, according to the sheriff’s office.
Investigators say during his arrest, Stewart punched Deputy Taylor McDaniel and head-butted Deputy Shawn Jackson, causing serious injuries to both deputies.
Investigators say as deputies scuffled with Stewart, his wife, 49-year old Bozana Stewart, tried to interfere with her husband’s arrest.
The couple was arrested and taken to the Laurel County Detention Center where they face a long list of charges.
There were three children in the home at the time of the arrests, they were placed with Social Services, according to investigators.
The two injured deputies were taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital London for treatment.