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Officers Swarm Pike Street When Meth Suspect Becomes Violent

Nearly a dozen Covington Police officers swarmed the 200 block of Pike Street after a man suspected of possessing meth became violent.

Officers were initially called for a report of a man jumping in front of moving traffic and when they stopped William Ball, he allegedly took off running. Ball made it four blocks or so before being stopped on the 200 block of Pike.

While being placed into custody, police say Ball resisted arrested by actively fighting - kicking one officer in the face and hurting another's hand. 

Ball was eventually placed in handcuffs, and later a Covington ambulance for unknown injuries. While at the hospital, Ball allegedly spit in another officer's mouth.

According to Kenton County Jail records, he has not yet been booked there.

Police say that Ball was in possession of a small glass jar containing suspected methamphetamine, and a folded paper containing the same substance. He also had an active warrant for operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license.

Ball will face charges of first degree fleeing, first degree possession of a controlled substance, and three counts of third degree assault.

-Michael Monks, editor & publisher

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