Man tasered after fight with deputy

Published 2:38 pm Thursday, October 1, 2020

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Jessamine County deputies arrested a Nicholasville man on multiple charges after he allegedly fled from officers following a crash near The Paddock.

According to the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office, Sergio J. Avila, 29, of Manoah Lane, Nicholasville, was involved in a crash around 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26.

When deputies reached the scene, they found a car with damage from a collision. The driver, later identified as Avila, started driving when the deputies turned on their emergency lights. Avila drove through a neighborhood, crashed through a fence and went to his home.

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Deputies said Avila ran into his garage and tried to shut the door, but pulled him into the driveway where a fight began. A Taser was used, but Avila reportedly removed the prongs and went inside his home. Avila was then arrested.

Avila was charged with no or expired registration plate, driving on an expired operator’s license, first-degree fleeing or evading police, leaving the scene of an accident, second-degree fleeing or evading police, third-degree assault and resisting arrest. He was lodged in the Jessamine County Detention Center.

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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