Man Hit Two Cops

Blake Rutledge is accused of shooting a gun out of a car and then fighting police.

Tornado, WV – A West Virginia man who was believed to have been shooting a pistol out of a car window is facing multiple charges after he is accused of striking two police officers who tried to arrest him.

Blake Rutledge, 23, is charged with battery on a police officer, obstructing an officer and brandishing a dangerous weapon, according to WCHS-TV.

Police were notified Feb. 20 of a suspicious vehicle with a passenger shooting a pistol out the window. A deputy pulled the vehicle over at an intersection. The police held the driver and passenger at gunpoint and ordered both of them to exit the car.

When officers approached Rutledge, who was the passenger, he began to resist, according to WCHS. When the officers tried to grab Rutledge’s arm to place him in handcuffs, the officers could feel an object that felt like a firearm in his pants.

The complaint stated that Rutledge continued to struggle and numerous times tried to reach for his gun. During their struggle, a police officer was able to remove a 9 mm pistol from Rutledge.

Rutledge hit a St. Albans Police Officer as well as a deputy with his head and elbows during the fight.

According to the complaint, Rutledge was also wanted on burglary, grand larceny and conspiracy charges in Lincoln County. The firearm that was taken from Rutledge was stolen during a burglary in Lincoln County.

Rutledge was being held in the South Central Regional Jail. He had an $8,000 bond on charges in Kanawha County and an $8,000 bond on charges in Lincoln County.

Comments (16)
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Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

A little Irish Spring and some Head and Shoulders, and he'll be good as new.

Thatguyrocky
Thatguyrocky

16k bond total for all of those charges? Good lord, either he’s got the best lawyer out there, or that judge is incompetent.

KTA
KTA

Gotta watch shooting a gun near your face. Powder burns, kickback, and all that.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Poor guy was probably looking down the barrel to sight it in with each shot.

Josh C
Josh C

Looks like he was in a pie eating contest

rover77
rover77

guess he lost

RunCop
RunCop

I fought the law and the law won!!

sandyd
sandyd

Bahahahaha

SnakeDoc
SnakeDoc

He already has the Irish Sunglasses so why not

Dustydog
Dustydog

All of those injuries were self-inflicted. He should have complied.

CowGurlUP
CowGurlUP

It don’t pay...

JBo
JBo

Now that's old school.

b1rd
b1rd

To many funny comments !!!!!

davidebrwn
davidebrwn

stupid games get stupid prizes

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Looks like he fell out of the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down...