Adair County men arrested following alleged altercation with deputy

On Thursday, December 24th, 2020 at 11pm, Adair County Deputy Sheriff Josh Durbin responded to a residence off Royal Oaks Drive, 6 miles east of Columbia.

The original call was a reported domestic violence call where a female had been assaulted.

Upon arrival Deputy Durbin, who was by himself due to other no additional units being available in the county, began to try to defuse the situation.

Once he determined an arrest was going to be made, Deputy Durbin attempted to take Lonnie Taylor, 41, into custody.

An altercation broke out between the two and the deputy deployed his taser.

Deputy Durbin stated that at that time he was assaulted by another member of the family, 35 year old Robert Maynard.

Deputy Durbin stated that he was knocked to ground and both suspects began assaulting him where at one point they tried to disarm him.

The Deputy was able to get one radio transmission out for help and multiple units on duty and off duty at home headed to scene to assist.

Additional personnel from the Adair County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia police Department, Kentucky State Police, Russell County Sheriff’s Office, Adair EMS and the Columbia-Adair County Fire Department all responded.

Arrested was Lonnie Taylor, 41, on charges of Assault 3rd, Assault 4th, Disorderly Conduct 2nd, Resisting Arrest, Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Criminal Mischief, Strangulation 1st degree and Attempting to Disarm a Police Officer.

Also arrested Robert Maynard, 35, charged with Assault 3rd degree, Terroristic Threatening, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Attempting to Disarm a Police Officer, Criminal Mischief and Alcohol Intoxication.

Deputy Durbin was taken to TJ Health Columbia by police vehicle where he was treated and released several hours later.

Robert Maynard was also taken to TJ Health Columbia for medical clearance before he was admitted to jail.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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