Man high on meth stabs Paintsville police officer

Paintsville, Ky.–A man high on meth stabbed Paintsville Police Officer Tyler Cable Wednesday at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, according to a Mountain Top News report.

Ollie’s Bargain Bin in Paintsville

Cable was stabbed by Justin Fields, 31, while responding to a complaint that an intoxicated individual was helping himself to snacks inside the store.  

Fields’ speech was slurred, and his eyes were bloodshot and glossy, according to the arrest citation.  

Fields stabbed Cable at the top of his right arm when he attempted to detain him. Fields then fled on foot.  

Officer Cable chased him down and deployed his taser to end the chase.

Fields allegedly admitted that he “did meth before he had walked in the store,” according to the arrest citation.

Fields is lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center on charges of public intoxication, second-degree fleeing or evading a police officer, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree assault, theft by unlawful taking, resisting arrest, menacing and second-degree disorderly conduct.  

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