Impaired Man Resists Arrest & Assaults Officers

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A man is in custody after resisting arrest and assaulting officers while they were investigating a call of a suspicious person attempting to enter cars parked in a driveway. On Saturday, May 20, around 8:15 p.m. officers were summoned to the 3700 block of Beckwith Road after a resident reported an unknown man, wearing only shorts, attempting enter cars in the area.

Once officers arrived on the scene, they located the man, later identified as 30-year-old Joshua Ketchum of Mt. Juliet, behind a nearby home. Ketchum was being erratic, failed to show officers his hands, and refused the officers’ commands. During an attempt to arrest Ketchum, officers deployed a Taser device. Ketchum attempted to escape custody, and in the process, assaulted two officers during two separate instances. Officers were unharmed. It was determined by officers that Ketchum was impaired.

Joshua Ketchum, 30, of Mt. Juliet

Ketchum was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail, charged with Public Intoxication, 2 counts of Simple Assault, and 2 counts of Resisting Arrest.