Mayfield man allegedly threatens deputy with a large knife

By Heartland News

MAYFIELD, KY (KFVS) - A Graves County man is behind bars this weekend after allegedly pulling a knife on a deputy.

According to the Graves County Sheriff's Department, officers went to a Mayfield home Friday morning to take a report on a residential burglary. Through the course of their investigation, deputies learned 38-year-old Gary Thomas of Mayfield had violated an emergency order of protection.

Deputies later saw Thomas walking on Paducah Road. When an officer approached him, Thomas allegedly threw two bags of marijuana in the grass and would not comply with a deputy's demand to remove his hands from his pockets.

When he did take his hands out of his pockets, deputies say Thomas pulled a large folding knife out of his pocket and threatened the officer with it.

The deputy ordered Thomas drop the knife; a few seconds later he did. After a brief struggle, Thomas was taken into custody.

Thomas is now in the Graves County Jail facing charges for drugs, drug paraphernalia, littering, assaulting a police officer, and violating that order of protection.

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