Millwood charged with dis­or­derly con­duct

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Fol­low­ing the Fourth of July fire­works and the fes­ti­val held in the Cov­ing­ton Square, Shane Millwood was ar­rested and charged with dis­or­derly con­duct and pub­lic con­sump­tion of al­co­holic bev­er­ages.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, at around 11 p.m. Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment of­fi­cers work­ing the event ob­served a group of men drink­ing out of a bot­tle of al­co­hol on the stage lo­cated at Clarke and Mon­ti­cello Streets.

Among those re­port­edly con­sum­ing al­co­hol on the Square was Millwood, a mem­ber of sev­eral lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions, in­clud­ing be­ing a board mem­ber of the New­ton County Re­cre­ation Com­mis­sion and a well-known lo­cal mu­si­cian.

When of­fi­cers ap­proached the sub­jects, po­lice said one of the in­di­vid­u­als placed the bot­tle on stage, threw his hands in the air and told an of­fi­cer he did not pos­sess the al­co­hol. Af­ter talk­ing with CPD, the three men ad­mit­ted to con­sum­ing the al­co­hol.

How­ever, ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Mill- ed and told Digby, “You bet­ter back away from me.” Digby re­ported that Millwood then looked at him and said, “Let’s go.” Ac­cord­ing to re­ports when CPD Capt. Ken Mal­com was is­su­ing the ci­ta­tion, Millwood told him to “write me the f-ing ticket”

Af­ter Millwood was given sev­eral op­por­tu­ni­ties to sign the ci­ta­tion, he re­port­edly told Digby to “take me to jail.”

He was then placed in hand­cuffs and ar­rested with charges of dis­or­derly con­duct and con­sump­tion of al­co­hol.

Of­fi­cers also re­ported they were told by wit­nesses that Millwood was mak­ing rude com­ments and flick­ing some­one off in the crowd.

Millwood wood im­me­di­ately be­came ag­i­tated, cussed at one of the of­fi­cers and stated he was leav­ing. The of­fi­cers no­ticed Millwood was “very un­steady on his feet, and at one point al­most fell.”

Af­ter be­ing ad­vised he needed to sign the ci­ta­tion, Millwood re­port­edly told of­fi­cer Daniel Digby, “You’re not go­ing to tell me what to do.” He also re­port­edly held the ci­ta­tion up in the air and be­gan dancing to the mu­sic. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Millwood claimed he was go­ing to leave, be­fore be­ing told he would be ar­rested if he left be­fore the is­suance of the ci­ta­tion was com­plete.

When again told he was go­ing to be ar­rested if he did not sign, he be­came ag­i­tat-

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