Arrest in Harlan follows fight with Police


December 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A Shelby County man who is well known to law enforcement officials, was arrested Thursday night after trying to elude a Harlan Police Officer and then engaging in a scuffle with him. According to the Harlan Police Department, an H-PD officer on routine patrol saw 24-year old Kurtis Kobold, of Kirkman, at a business in the 600 block of Durant Street. When the officer, who knew Kobold had an active warrant out for his arrest, approached the man, he and Kolbold exchanged words.

Kobold took off on foot, with officer in pursuit. About the time the officer tackled Kobold, two Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene to office assistance. During the fight, officials say a loaded .38-calibur revolver that had allegedly been on Kobold’s person, was located by the Police Officer and eventually secured.The officer was later treated for minor injuries he suffered during the fight.

Kobold was taken into custody and brought to the Shelby County Jail, where he was being held on $100,000 bond. Authorities says he faces numerous charges, including: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Assault on a Peace Officer; Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver; Interference with Official Acts, and Carrying Weapons.