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Violation of conditions of release arrest turns into attack on Bell County deputy

From The Bell County Sheriff's Department -

Cody Hoskins - BCDC

(Ferndale, Ky.) At 3:48 am Thursday, January 21, 2021, Bell County Deputy Sgt. Patrick Brooks was dispatched to Ferndale Apartments after a caller stated that 23-year-old Cody Hoskins was violating conditions of his release on a strangulation charge.

Upon arrival, Sgt. Brooks observed Hoskins driving a red 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Having a prior call on Hoskins possibly being armed, the sergeant ordered him out of the vehicle, to place his hands on his head, and to face the vehicle. Sgt. Brooks was able to cuff one of Hoskin’s hands advising he was under arrest, but as he was attempting to cuff the other hand, he pulled away. Sgt. Brooks forced Hoskins to the ground and during the altercation, the sergeant was punched in the face approximately 25-30 times.

As the struggle continued, Sgt. Brooks was able to tase Hoskins, but due to the thickness of clothing, it was ineffective. Hoskins continued to strike the deputy and pulled a Ka-Bar knife from the sergeant’s duty belt. The officer disengaged from Hoskins who finally dropped the knife.

As the deputy was attempting to deploy his baton, Hoskins fled and was then stopped by two good samaritans who assisted in taking him into custody.

Both Sgt. Brooks and Cody Hoskins were examined at Pineville Community Health Center for injuries sustained in the incident.

Cody Hoskins was then lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with violation of conditions of release, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct – 2nd degree, assault 3rd degree – police officer, disarming a peace officer, and fleeing or evading police – 2nd degree (on foot).

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