Paducah man faces drug, assault charges
PADUCAH, Ky. - A Paducah man faces drug and assault charges after fighting with a Paducah police officer, then fleeing.
Paducah police say they received a tip that 55-year-old Randolph Robinson was involved with illegal drug activity Friday afternoon near 8th and Adams streets.
An officer spotted Robinson on a bicycle and stopped him after he allegedly ran a stop sign. The officer then received consent to search Robinson.
Police say Robinson took off running when the officer searched his back pockets. He then turned back around and began fighting with the officer.
Robinson allegedly continued to resist arrest while reaching for his front pockets. At that point, the officer released a K9 from his cruiser. The dog bit Robinson on his right arm, but Robinson didn't stop there.
Police say Robinson then jumped to his feet and fled again while continuing to reach into his front pocket. The officer released the K9 for the second time, allowing for his arrest with help from backup officers.
Police found crack cocaine in Robinson's back pocket. Robinson then told officers he was "trying to get the crack out of (his) pocket to eat it."
Robinson is charged with 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, 3rd Degree Assault (Police Officer), 2nd Degree Fleeing or Evading Police and Disregarding a Stop Sign. He was booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail.