A Paintsville man was arrested Sunday, June 2 after Paintsville Police Department Officer Jeremy Shepherd responded to a complaint of a man at Escom Chandler Park on Ninth Street “acting strange and scaring the children,” according to court documents.

Shepherd said when he arrived, he made contact with Timothy J. Hall, 26, of Paintsville, and asked him to step away from children at the park to speak with Shepherd, the citation said. Hall responded by “cussing very loudly,” according to the citation, leading to Shepherd telling him to stop swearing.

When Shepherd asked Hall to stop swearing, Hall became violent and continued to swear, the citation said, leading to Shepherd placing Hall under arrest. Hall then began “throwing elbows and said he was going to ’kick my (expletive),” Shepherd said in the citation.

Shepherd then deployed his Taser, according to the citation, which did not affect Hall, who then began “charging at (Shepherd),” before fleeing on foot, “running through children.”

Shepherd said that Hall “spit blood” on him and almost ran over “at least four children,” according to the citation.

Hall was arrested and housed in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center without further incident, according to the documents, and was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, third-degree terroristic threatening, menacing, third-degree assault (police officer), second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot) and second-degree wanton endangerment.

As of presstime Friday, Hall was still lodged in the BSRDC, and no court dates had been set in Hall’s case.

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