Man being booked at jail goes to hospital after resisting JPD arrest

By Jim McCabe on July 26 at 7:21am

A Mount Sterling man was hospitalized after being arrested by a Jacksonville police officer last night.

Twenty-six-year-old Blake Stewart had been picked up at around 7 p.m. in the 10000 block of Hackett on Morgan County warrants for failure to appear for DUI and failure to pay on two drug charges.

Stewart was reportedly argumentative and combative the entire time he was being searched prior to his arrest. He reportedly continued to be belligerent while being transported to the Morgan County Jail by Sergeant Matt Martin.

While being taken into the jail, Martin stated that Stewart broke free and faced him. That’s when Martin says in a police report he pushed Stewart up against the back door of the jail and held him there until he could open the door and get him inside.

Stewart reportedly claimed he spun around because his foot had slipped out of shoe.

The arrested man complained of neck pain a short time later and was taken to Passavant Area Hospital. He has since been treated and released and was booked at the Morgan County Jail.  In addition to the original arrest charges, Stewart was booked for resisting a peace officer. He remains in custody.