Man at bar fights law, law wins

A Lock Avenue man was charged with felony third-degree assault on a police officer early Sunday morning, after battling officers and security at an Owensboro bar.

OPD reports say officers were called to a disturbance at Milligan’s Bar on West Second Street at 12:53 a.m. Sunday morning. Reports say when officers arrived, they found three security officers attempting to hold down a man, who was later identified as Justin P. Allen, 24, of the 1700 block of Lock Avenue.

Reports say Allen was screaming and yelling. When officers attempted to cuff Allen, he grabbed an officer by the leg in an attempt to knock the officer down. At that point, Allen was stunned with a Tazer, reports say.

Allen continued to yell at officers all the way to the Daviess County Detention Center; reports say, in particular, Allen threatened to kill OPD Officer Joe Bob Jones and Jones’ family. Allen also threatened to beat up another officer “once he got out of jail,” reports said.

Allen was charged with third-degree assault (police officer), alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and third-degree terrroristic threatening.

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