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Knox County Ky. disturbance complaint leads to suspect assaulting officers, biting one deputy

From The Knox County Ky Sheriff's Department -

Andrew Steven Cox - KCDC

On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at approximately 12:25 am, Knox County Deputies received a complaint of a disturbance involving 31-year-old Andrew Cox of Cannon, Ky. at a residence on Valentine Branch Road in Cannon.


When the deputies arrived, the parents of Cox advised that he was out of control, had locked himself in the bathroom and was attempting to flood the residence. The parents also stated that this was the most out of control he had ever been.


After forcing the bathroom door open, Cox attacked the deputies attempting to get one of

the deputies’ taser out of its holster. During the altercation, Cox broke a piece of wood

off the bathroom door throwing it at one of the deputies, as well as spitting on him and

the other deputies.


After being brought under control and taken into custody, Cox was charged with six (6) counts of Assault-2nd Degree\Police Officer, Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, Disarming an Officer, Terroristic Threatening, Menacing, and Resisting Arrest.


While being processed at the Knox County Detention Center, Cox had to be placed in a

restraining chair at which time he started spitting on the deputy jailers and eventually bit

one of them. He was also wanted on two Knox County Bench Warrants for Parole

Violations charges.


One of the deputies was treated and released at the Barbourville ARH for injuries

received during the arrest.



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