Green County man accused of impersonating police officer and assault indicted

A Greensburg man accused of impersonating a police officer and assaulting a woman in Adair County in September was indicted by an Adair County grand jury yesterday.

George D. Barton, III was indicted on charges of impersonating a peace officer, unlawful imprisonment first degree, improper use of blue lights, second-degree assault, terroristic threatening third degree, resisting arrest, and wanton endangerment second degree.

Barton is being held on a $25,000 cash bail and is set to appear in court in January according to the indictment.

Below is the original report from the arrest.

On Oct. 11, troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 15 located and arrested George Barton, age 47 of Greensburg, KY following an assault investigation that occurred on Sept. 3 at approximately 10:30 p.m., six miles west of Columbia on Edmonton Rd.

The victim stated that she was traveling west on Edmonton Road when she observed blue lights coming up behind her. She pulled over even though she did not think she had made any traffic violations. She stated that a male subject approached her from an unidentified car that did not have law enforcement decals on it.

When the man got to the window, he threw what is suspected to be ammonia in her face and tried to forcibly take her from the vehicle. The female fought back and suffered a head injury but was able to get free. The male subject retreated back to his vehicle and left the scene.

Through thorough investigation, Detective Nick Davis was able to obtain an arrest warrant on Barton for Assault 4th degree (minor injury), Impersonating a Peace Officer, Improper use of blue lights, Wanton endangerment-2nd degree, Unlawful imprisonment – 1st degree, and Terroristic threatening 3rd degree.

KSP arrested Barton at his residence at approximately 1:39 AM. The KSP Special Response Team assisted because Barton had barricaded himself inside the residence. After several hours of negotiation and chemical munitions, Barton came out of his residence. Barton was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.


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