A Phelps Avenue home sustained severe damage in a fire Monday night and the resident of the home was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer.
Eight trucks and 13 fire-fighters responded to the 1701 Phelps Avenue residence of 43-year old April Angel of Hopkinsville around 10:20 p.m., according to the Hopkinsville Fire Department report, which says flames and smoke could be seen when the first crews arrived.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but the report says it started in a bedroom.
A witness told Hopkinsville Police that Ms. Angel was seen walking away from the home after she realized neighbors had called 911 and Officer Robert Flick found her walking east on West 17th street.
After being asked to stop, Ms. Angel allegedly kept walking and she allegedly pushed Officer Flick out of the way when he approached her. The citation says she had to be physically restrained and she allegedly kicked and spat at police while being taken into custody.
She was arrested and charged with third degree assault of a police officer.
No one was injured in the fire and a second resident was reportedly at work when the incident began.