LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A police officer in London was hurt Saturday night while trying to arrest three people at a Wal-mart.
According to London Police, officers were dispatched to the shopping center for three men accused of shoplifting.
When police arrived, one of those men, 33-year-old Victor Blankenship from Ricetown, reportedly ran, leading officers into a wooded area behind the Wal-mart.
That’s where Officer Steven Sparks hurt his hand while Blankenship reportedly resisted arrest.
Sparks was treated at the hospital and released.
Blankenship faces several charges, including assaulting a police officer.
The two other men involved, Thomas and Trenton Hensley were charged with shoplifting under $500 dollars.