PADUCAH, Ky. (January 5, 2023) – Kentucky State Police (KSP), Post 1 received a call on Jan. 4 at approximately 5:00pm CT, reporting that a juvenile detained at the McCracken Regional Juvenile Detention Center had assaulted a detective with the Hopkinsville Police Department.
Troopers determined that Detective Robert Stucki of the Hopkinsville Police Department was at the McCracken Regional Juvenile Detention Center attempting to execute a court order signed by a Christian County Circuit Court Judge pertaining to a juvenile detained at the facility. Upon Detective Stucki’s explanation to and execution of the court order to the juvenile, the juvenile became combative toward Detective Stucki, placing his arms around Detective Stucki, lifting him up and slamming him to the floor. In the course of the juvenile’s assault against Detective Stucki, the juvenile also damaged personal property of Detective Stucki.
As a result of the investigation, KSP charged one juvenile with one (1) count of assault, 3rd degree – police officer, and one (1) count of criminal mischief, 3rd degree. The juvenile remains detained at the McCracken Regional Juvenile Detention Center.
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