by Michael Monks
Covington Police were called to the Sunoco station at 332 Greenup Street Monday afternoon following reports of a juvenile causing trouble. Upon approach, officers stopped Joseph Carmen, 24, who was walking away from the scene. Carmen allegedly provided false information to the police and when an officer attempted to handcuff him, Carmen took off on foot, ran into oncoming traffic and was struck by a moving vehicle. Covington Police tell The River City News that afterwards Carmen became trapped behind a parked car at the Sunoco where he was finally arrested. Carmen was wanted on three warrants that include second degree burglary, second degree disorderly conduct, and a probation violation. Additionally, Carmen was found to be in possession of a bag of marijuana and a grinder used for smoking pot.
According to the Kenton County Jail, Carmen is being held on combined bonds of $17,500, is scheduled to be released on Friday and will appear in court next Tuesday and Wednesday.