Lonnie Taylor and Robert Maynard have been arrested and charged with multiple violations, including assault after a physical altercation with Adair County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Durbin.
Durbin responded to a call of domestic violence at a residence off Royal Oaks Drive, just east of Columbia, at approximately 11 p.m. on Dec. 24.
Upon arrival, Durbin attempted to take Taylor, 41, into custody and an altercation began. Durbin deployed his taser, but was also assaulted by Maynard, 35, a member of the family. He was knocked to the ground and later stated Taylor and Maynard attempted to disarm him.
Durbin was able to call for help and units from the Columbia Police Department, the Kentucky State Police, Emergency Management Services, Adair County Fire Department, the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, and additional units from the Adair County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.
Taylor was charged with third degree assault, fourth-degree assault, disorderly conduct in the second degree, resisting arrest, alcohol intoxication in a public place, criminal mischief, first-degree strangulation, and attempting to disarm a police officer.
Maynard was charged with third-degree assault, terroristic threatening, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, attempting to disarm a police officer, alcohol intoxication and criminal mischief.
Durbin and Maynard were taken to the hospital. Durbin was treated and released, while Maynard received medical clearance before being taken to the Adair County Jail.
The investigation is ongoing.