An Elizabethtown man is facing an array of charges after a Thursday morning incident involving a man reportedly looking for his dog on Diecks Drive in Elizabethtown, police say.
Carl Espinosa, 61, was arrested by Elizabethtown police at 2:38 a.m. after they were called to the area regarding a man yelling. When police arrived, they found Espinosa walking in the middle of the road.
According to an arrest citation, he walked up to the passenger side of the police cruiser and then approached an officer with a large hunting knife in his right hand.
After Espinosa dropped the knife as ordered, he began “making erratic movements” when he was told to get on the ground. When he did, he then, according to the citation, attempted to get up and was arrested.
Espinosa said he was looking for his dog that had ran away and he had seen the dog, he said, in the road.
Police found a glass methamphetamine pipe with meth residue in a hoodie pocket, according to the citation. He reportedly told police he had used methamphetamine and had one beer.
He is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear Jan. 10 in Hardin District Court.
He is charged with first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine, a Class D felony punishable by one to three years in prison, if convicted, as well as second-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison, if convicted, as well as several other misdemeanors.