A Nancy man, who had to be tasered while resisting arrest for a parole violation at the Whitley County Judicial Center, will spend four months in jail.
On Nov. 30 about 10:15 a.m., Third-District Constable Dorman Patrick Jr. was on the second floor of the judicial center when he observed a suspect wanted for a parole violation, according to a release by Patrick.
Patrick approached the suspect and asked him to step into the hallway and provide identification, but at the time he had no form of identification.
“The suspect provided a false name in an attempt to evade getting arrested for an outstanding parole violation warrant,” Patrick wrote. “Upon attempting to take the suspect into custody, he became uncooperative, disorderly, wouldn’t show officers his hands and resisted arrest.”
Kentucky State Police Trooper Duane Foley and several officers with the Williamsburg Police Department observed the struggle and went to assist Patrick.
When the suspect physically resisted arrest and would not cooperate with officers, Foley tasered the suspect for five seconds and then he was taken into custody, Foley wrote on the arrest citation.
During the altercation Patrick suffered a small injury to his right hand. Whitley County EMS treated the suspect for the taser deployment, Patrick wrote in the release.
Foley charged Daniel S. Burke, 38, with second-degree disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and lodged him in the Whitley County Detention Center.
Burke pleaded guilty during his arraignment Thursday in Whitley District.
Judge Fred White sentenced him to a 12-month jail sentence but agreed to conditionally discharge all but 120 days of that sentence, and ordered Burke to pay court costs.
Burke is also being held in the Whitley County Detention Center for a parole violation.