A Lewisburg man was arrested this week after stealing a car and assaulting the owner when she tried to get her 8 month old child from the vehicle.
On Tuesday, June 14 at 2:29 p.m., the Logan County Sheriff’s Department received a report of am assault and car theft at 1320 Stuart Chapel Road in Lewisburg.
According to the 911 call, Derek D. Reynolds, 23 of Lewisburg, attacked a 22 year old victim and then stole her 2000 model Chrysler 300, the police report stated.
When deputies arrived at 1320 Stuart Chapel Road, the female victim said that when she got to the residence with her 8 month old child, Reynolds came out of the house and demanded a ride to Russellville, according to the report.
When the victim refused to give Reynolds a ride, he and the victim became involved in an altercation as the victim attempted to leave. Reynolds then prevented the victim from shutting the front driver side door and she then took her car key and got out of the car in order to remove her child from the vehicle.
According to the report, once the victim exited the car, Reynolds forced her onto the ground and stole her car key. During this altercation, a resident of 1320 Stuart Chapel Road got the child out of the car. The 8 month old was not injured.
Reynolds then left the residence alone in the Chrysler 300 and was located shortly afterwards by the Logan County Sheriff’s Department on Gordonsville Road.
As a result of the incident, Derek D. Reynolds was arrested and lodged in the Logan County Detention Center.
He is facing charges of fourth degree assault with minor injury, second degree robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, endangering the welfare of a minor, no operator’s license, failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance first offense cancelled registration plates and failure to notify the department of transportation of an address change.
Deputy Kyler Harvey of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department is the investigating officer. He was assisted on the scene by Sgt. Clint Wright, Sheriff Wallace Whittaker and the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force.
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