A Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy was cut with a large kitchen knife on Shenandoah Drive while serving an arrest warrant around 5:30 p.m. Friday, according to Sheriff Pat Melton.
Deputies were called to the 549 Shenandoah Drive residence where they were told Denise Higdon-Lewis, 28, was five months pregnant and attempting to hurt herself. After the deputies spoke with her, they realized she had an outstanding arrest warrant for a probation violation, Melton said.
Deputies tried to arrest her, but Higdon-Lewis grabbed a large kitchen knife – attempting to injure herself, according to a press release. Deputies struggled with her, and Deputy Stephen Campbell, 43, was cut on the right hand, according to the release. Higdon-Lewis was also injured from the knife on her right hand.
“(Campbell) called me as soon as it was over, and said, ‘Sheriff, I didn’t want to hurt the baby,’” Melton said about the deputy’s decision not to use a Taser.
Higdon-Lewis was charged with two counts of assault of a police officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct, according to a press release.
She was transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center by EMS, and Campbell was treated on the scene and drove himself to the hospital for further treatment, Melton said.
Higdon-Lewis was lodged at Franklin County Regional Jail after treatment.