K9 Apprehends Suspect

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 3, 2013

Location: 800 block of South 8th Street, Paducah

Suspect: Randolph Robinson, 55, of the 1200 block of South 7th Street, arrested on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), resisting arrest, third-degree assault (police officer), second-degree fleeing or evading police and disregarding a stop sign

A Paducah man was arrested on various charges after he fought with a Paducah police officer and was apprehended by one of the department’s K9s.

Officer Nathan Antonites was alerted by a McCracken County deputy to possible illegal drug activity involving Randolph Robinson about 4 p.m. Friday in the area of 8th and Adams streets.

Antonites saw Robinson, who was riding a bicycle, disregard a stop sign and stopped to talk with him. Antonites saw a pint bottle of alcohol in Robinson’s pocket and obtained consent to search Robinson’s person. As Antonites searched Robinson’s back pockets, Robinson attempted to run, then turned and began fighting with Antonites.

As Antonites tried to handcuff Robinson, he said Robinson continued to try to reach into his front pocket. When Robinson put his hand in his pocket, Antonites released K9 Junior from his police cruiser. Robinson was bitten on the back of his right arm, and complied with commands to quit resisting.

Antonites called Junior off and told Robinson to put both hands on his head. He said Robinson jumped to his feet and began to flee, again reaching into his front pocket. Antonites again released Junior, who apprehended Robinson a second time. Back-up officers arrived, and Robinson was handcuffed. Antonites found less than a gram of suspected crack cocaine in Robinson’s pocket.

Robinson said he was "trying to get the crack out of my pocket to eat it."

Robinson was transported to Baptist Health Paducah for treatment, then booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.