Man accused of assaulting police officer

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By The Staff

A Columbia man has been arrested and charged with assault after he allegedly attempted to bite a police officer.

Stewart Kent Huddleston, 42, of 301 Trabue, Apt. 107, was arrested at 3:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

According to Huddleston's arrest citation, he entered a McNary Street home and allegedly refused to leave.

Court records state Huddleston is accused of damaging property at the home and running from the home after Campbellsville Police officers arrived.

Records state that Huddleston was later found hiding in a brush pile and fought with officers while being placed under arrest.

Huddleston allegedly damaged Campbellsville Police Capt. Todd Little's uniform and lunged and kicked him in the stomach and chest area. Records state that Huddleston also attempted to bite Little on the right arm.

Huddleston was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, first-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, first-degree criminal trespass and third-degree assault.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges in Taylor District Court on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Bond was set at $20,000 cash and he was ordered to have no contact with Campbellsville Police officers or consume any alcohol or drugs. A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday.