Arrests of Teens After Fighting

Time: 2:51 p.m.
Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017
Location: Bronson Street and Walter Jetton Boulevard, Paducah
Suspects: JV-14, taken into custody on charges of third-degree assault, resisting arrest, menacing, third-degree criminal mischief, terroristic threatening and disorderly conduct
JV-16, charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest
Daquan Askew, 19, of Paducah, arrested on charges of second-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree assault and fleeing or evading police

Two juveniles and a teen-ager were charged after an officer, responding to a call, came upon two girls fighting near the intersection of Bronson Street and Walter Jetton Boulevard.

Officer John Smith reported he was dispatched to investigate an assault when he saw a group of people, and two girls fighting. Smith detained one of the girls, age 14, and began trying to determine what had occurred.

Officer Adam Winebarger took custody of the girl and she kicked him as he tried to lead her to his police cruiser. A second girl, age 16, and Daquan Askew, began interfering with the officers’ investigation. Askew hit Officer Ryan Hudson in the face and fled on foot, but was caught a short distance away by Hudson and Sgt. Nathan Antonites.

The 14-year-old was booked into McCracken County Juvenile Detention Center. The 16-year-old was released to her parent. Askew was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.

Antonites said the investigation is continuing and other charges are likely.