[The Brazil Times nameplate] Fair ~ 88°F  
High: 88°F ~ Low: 63°F
Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015

CCSD takes part in arrest of Coalmont man

Thursday, February 12, 2009

COALMONT -- A 30-year-old Coalmont man was taken into custody early Wednesday after officers responded to a call that the man was outside in the front yard of a residence allegedly cutting himself.

Christopher E. McKinley was booked into the Clay County Justice Center on preliminary charges of public intoxication and resisting law enforcement.

Jasonville Police Department Officer Mike Ladson, the first officer to arrive on the scene at 6134 W. Coalmont Public Road, received the dispatch around 2 a.m.

When Ladson arrived, he found McKinley and a female sitting in a white passenger car parked on the roadside in front of the residence. McKinley was in the passenger seat.

Ladson reported when he approached the passenger side of the vehicle, he observed McKinley had blood all over his clothing and the dashboard of the car and that he had multiple lacerations to his arms and hands.

The officer attempted to open the passenger door to speak to McKinley, but the door was locked.

Ladson requested additional assistance and units from the Clay County Sheriff's Department and JPD Assistant Chief James Gadberry were dispatched to the scene.

Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton was briefed on the situation when he arrived on the scene, along with other Clay County deputies.

According to a JPD report, officers spent more than 20 minutes trying to reason with McKinley through the open car door on the driver's side of the vehicle.

Believing he still possessed an alleged weapon, they were attempting to disarm him and get medical attention for him.

Once there appeared to be no resolution, officers obtained a key to the car, unlocked the door on the passenger side and opened it.

Ladson asked McKinley to exit the vehicle twice and get on the ground, but McKinley refused to comply.

The JPD report stated due to a knife being on the dash of the vehicle and McKinley having self-inflicted wounds imposing a bloodborne safety issue for officers, he was given a final command to exit the vehicle.

He failed to comply and was given the "Taser" warning three times before receiving one shot from Ladson's X-26 taser.

McKinley was then removed from the vehicle and restrained with no further incident.

He received medical attention on the scene from TransCare for the self-inflicted wounds before he was transported to the Clay County Justice Center.

Police reported McKinley field-tested at .32 BAC (Blood-Alcohol Content).


Comments
Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. If you feel that a comment is offensive, please Login or Create an account first, and then you will be able to flag a comment as objectionable. Please also note that those who post comments on thebraziltimes.com may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.

Sounds like a scene out of Andy Griffith. So someone thought of obtaining a key and unlocking the door. Wow, they deserve an award.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, Feb 13, 2009, at 2:40 PM

Well Lee Thall, being the "after the fact" quarterback, or the "comment forum" lawyer you are, I'm sure these officers or any for that fact would love for you to get out from behind the counter of whatever gas station, or your comfy desk job, what ever job that is, maybe brain surgeon and you come out at 2 a.m. and deal with an armed man covered in blood who obviously wasn't real cooperative. I'm sure they would be glad to step back and let you show them how to do it there hero. Great job Clay Co. and all officers involved, thanks for keeping us safe! Always remember there are 51 idiots for every 49 that appreciate the job you guys do!

-- Posted by letsbehonest on Fri, Feb 13, 2009, at 3:56 PM

"Once there appeared to be no resolution" they obtained a key... they were wanting the man to come out on his own to avoid a struggle or additional injury since he did have a weapon.. not to mention being covered in blood...Lee Thall - you are so quick to make negative comments about our law enforcement on every post.. it's getting old and quite frankly stupid. I am sure if you need their assistance, you won't hesitate to call 911.

-- Posted by ilovescrapbooking on Sun, Feb 15, 2009, at 3:01 PM

WELL LETSBEHONEST I TAKE IT YOU DONT LIVE AROUND HERE!BECAUSE IF YOU DID YOU WOULD KNOW JPD DONT DO A VERY GOOD JOB . SO THEY WERENT BUSY DOING ANYTHING BUT WASTEIN OUR TAX MONEY, SO THEY HAD TO GET OUT AT 2 AM TO DO THEIR JOB!GOOD IT ABOUT TIME THEY EARN THEIR PAYCHECKS. AND LEE THALL GOOD JOB ATLEAST YOU DO YOURS!!!!!!

-- Posted by brenda w on Sat, Apr 4, 2009, at 8:48 AM

AND AROUND HERE IF THERE IS A PROBLEM YOUR BETTER OFF TAKING CARE OF IT YOURSELF. THE POLICE TAKE THEIR SWEET TIME GETTING ANYWHERE.AND THEN DONT DO NOTHING!SO ILOVESCRAPBOOKING HELL NO HE WOULDNT CALL 911 ,FOR WHAT???

-- Posted by brenda w on Sat, Apr 4, 2009, at 8:52 AM


Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: