LMPD :: Louisville Metro Police Department

Man tries to disarm officer


Police say a 51-year-old Louisville man was drunk, driving his car down the railroad tracks and willing to try to disarm a cop in order to avoid being arrested.

On Friday, police say Seven D. Henson was seen driving down the railroad tracks at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle and it flipped out.

When officers rushed to the scene to check on him, Henson became, "very belligerent" and  began, "yelling at the officers, throwing his arms up in the air" according to an arrest warrant. When an officer placed his arm on Henson and told him to calm down, Henson allegedly swung at him. A struggle ensued and, according to the warrant, Henson tried to grab an officer's gun.

One of the officers sprayed Henson with pepper spray, but it didn't work, the warrant states.

Eventually, police say they were able to handcuff Henson and place him into custody. On the ground next to him were several unknown pills, and they allegedly found a loaded .22 caliber rifle in his vehicle.

Henson's alleged resistance didn't end there. He was transported to University Hospital via ambulance.

"Once at the hospital, [Henson] jumped out of the bed and attempted to escape from [an] officer's custody," the warrant states. "As officers attempted to apprehend [Henson], [he] then attacked this officer."

Security was able to apprehend Henson and he was placed in a secure room, according to the warrant.

At least two officers involved suffered minor injuries, police say.

Henson is charged with assault, disarming a peace officer, escape, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, resisting arrest, menacing, criminal mischief, possession of a controlled substance and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.