Police in Hazard arrested a man Wednesday, after the man fought with an off-duty Police Officer following an attempted theft.
According to the Hazard Police Department, Officer Johnny Begley was shopping at Tractor Supply in Hazard when he saw a man leave the store without paying for his items.
Officer Begley notified an employee, then went outside to stop the man, identified as Allen Combs, age 45.
When Officer Begley approached Combs, he (Combs) allegedly made a threatening statement to Officer Begley.
As the Officer tried to detain Combs, he (Combs) allegedly reached into his truck and grabbed a knife.
Officer Begley managed to get the knife away from Combs, who then tried to reach into his vehicle for a sawed-off shotgun, but Officer Begley managed to hold Combs down until back-up arrived on scene.
After further investigation it was discovered that Combs is a felon and the license plate on his truck was reported stolen.
Police found stolen merchandise from two other businesses.
Combs was arrested and lodged at the Kentucky River Regional Jail.
He is facing several charges including robbery and attempted murder of a Police Officer.
Officer Begley reportedly received minor injuries during the incident.