A Johnson County man is facing additional charges after allegedly attempting to head-butt a Paintsville Police officer during the course of his arrest for public intoxication. 

According to his arrest citation, Paintsville Police officers were dispatched to the area of 6th Street on a complaint of a man passed out in his vehicle, where they found Johnny Sloas, 32, of Meally. 

The citation alleges Sloas was sluggish, slow to respond to questions and staggering, showing multiple clues of possible impairment. Officer Zac Mitchell noted that in one test, Sloas failed to maintain balance, took an incorrect number of steps, stepped off the line and turned improperly. 

When asked about a mark on his arm, Mitchell noted Sloas allegedly said he had an altercation with his girlfriend, and when asked further about the possible domestic disturbance, he “became irate, screaming obscenities and screaming to ‘just take me to (expletive) jail.’” 

Sloas also allegedly resisted handcuffs, and when put in the backseat of a patrol vehicle, he “attempted to head-butt Officer (Jeremy) Shepherd, resulting in (pepper spray) being deployed to control him,” Mitchell noted. Sloas then declined medical treatment, saying he “just wanted to go to jail.” 

Sloas was charged with public intoxication, menacing, second-degree disorderly conduct and resisting arrest before being transported to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center for lodging.

Sloas is scheduled for an arraignment in the case Oct. 22.

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