HAZARD — A Perry County man was arrested last week after he allegedly fled from police twice, once after they responded to robbery call at a gas station in the Grapevine community earlier this month.
Police received a report of the alleged robbery on August 10 at the Willie Miller BP in Grapevine. Randy Napier with the Hazard Police Department responded as mutual aid to the Kentucky State Police. When Napier arrived to the area near the Coal Ridge Trailer Park, he noticed someone in the weeds.
According to a warrant issued following the robbery, the man was later identified as 26-year-old Albert Noble, of Bulan.
As Napier called out to the man telling him to stop, he ran up a steep hill. Napier reported that he followed Noble and was able to catch up with him, where a fight broke out as Napier attempted to arrest him.
The two men fell down the hill during the altercation, and as they rolled down, Napier said he felt the man reach for his weapon. Noble was able to stop rolling down the hill before Napier and get way with the hand cuffs that were being used to arrest him.
On August 21, Napier obtained a warrant for Noble, who lives on Pigeon Roost Road, and went to his home to serve the warrant. According to the citation, Noble fled the scene as the officer pulled up to the home. Napier yelled for him to stop several times before shooting a taser at him.
The citation says that Napier is not sure if the taser connected, though Noble eventually fell down a steep embankment when he hit his head on the pavement.
Noble was taken to the hospital in Hazard where he was treated for his head wound. Napier placed Noble under arrest at the hospital and transported him to the Kentucky River Regional Jail in Hazard.
Noble has been charged with a bevy of offences, including first-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree fleeing or evading police, third-degree assault of a police officer, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing, theft by unlawful taking under $500, third-degree criminal mischief, and attempting to disarm a police officer.