Graves County deputy injured in altercation with juvenile

GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. — Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon says Deputy Brooke Nelms was injured in an altercation with a juvenile.

It happened after Nelms pulled over a vehicle and arrested four men on various charges. The driver, Shatiran Noonan, was charged with DUI, possession of marijuana and various other traffic offenses. Passenger Martavous Noonan was charged with giving an officer a false name, public intoxication and possession of marijuana. Passengers Gabriel Vejar and Jalon Johnson were charged with trafficking in synthetic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Redmon says while officers were collecting evidence and conducting interviews, several people walked up to observe the activity taking place, including two female juveniles related to one of the men arrested.

The two girls were taken in to custody after disobeying officers’ orders to disperse. Redmon says as both girl resisted arrest, one of them assaulted Nelms injuring her hand and leg.

Redmon says the two girls were put in the back of cruisers, where they began kicking doors and continued to be disorderly.

The girl who assaulted Nelms was taken to the McCracken County Juvenile Detention Center and charged with third degree assault, attempted escape, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. The other girl was released to a parent after being charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and menacing.

Deputy Nelms was taken to the emergency room at Jackson Purchase Medical Center where she was treated for her injuries and released.

Nelms has been serving with the Graves County Sheriff’s Office for almost one year in the Patrol Division.

The four adults were lodged in the Graves County Jail.

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