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Henderson police officer assaulted

Kelsey Sanford (Source: Henderson County Jail) Kelsey Sanford (Source: Henderson County Jail)
HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) -

A Henderson police officer is assaulted while trying to arrest a burglary suspect.

Officers were responding to a burglary in the 500-block of Watson Lane shortly before 4:00 Thursday afternoon.

Police say a witness identified Kelsey Sanford as the suspect.

Officers handcuffed Sanford behind her back, but she got out of the cuffs and began to run.

Police say Sanford turned and punched one officer in the face cutting him.

She was taken into custody again.

Sanford is facing several charges including burglary, assault on a police officer, and resisting arrest.

She's being held at the Henderson County jail.

The officer was treated and released from Methodist Hospital.

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