Man charged for assaulting officer

Published 9:58 am Friday, July 26, 2019

A Winchester man is facing more than a dozen charges after allegedly assaulting a police officer while handcuffed and trying to run away twice.

Fifteen charges were filed Wednesday against 31-year-old Donnie Marvin Brown, of 27 E. Washington St., following a theft involving counterfeit money.

According to court documents, Brown allegedly used two fake $50 bills as payment for a cell phone from a woman Wednesday evening. The victim went to the Winchester Police Department to report the situation, and an officer accompanied the woman to the apartment building on Washington Street.

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Police said Brown gave officers his brother’s name and personal information, but fled on foot when a detective identified him. Brown was arrested following a short foot pursuit and transported to the jail.

After arriving outside the jail, Winchester Police patrolman Kelly Webster was walking Brown inside when he attempted to run again. Webster said she deployed her Taser, before Brown tried to disarm her.

When other officers arrived, they said Brown and Webster were fighting each other on Wall Street in front of the Clark County Detention Center. During the altercation, she said Brown hit her in the face while he was handcuffed.

Brown was subdued and booked in the jail on multiple charges. Webster, according to the arrest citations, had a number of lacerations, bruises and scrapes.

Officers said they recovered the woman’s phone, a counterfeit $100 bill, suspected illegal drugs and a wallet with another person’s personal information from Brown when he was arrested.

Brown was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, theft by deception, theft of an identity (two counts), resisting arrest (two counts), first-degree assault on a police officer, second-degree escape, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree possession of a controlled substance and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email or call 859-759-0051.

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