Man Arrested in Hazard for Robbery and Attempted Murder

The Hazard Police Department has arrested a suspect on an attempted murder charge. Around 1pm Wednesday, September 5, 2018, off-duty Hazard Police Officer Johnny Begley was shopping at Tractor Supply on Village Lane when he observed a man exit the store without paying for merchandise. After Begley identified himself as a police officer to the suspect, an altercation ensued and the suspect armed himself with a knife before being disarmed. A struggle ensued in which Officer Begley sustained minor injuries. The suspect, identified as 45-year-old Allen Combs, of Bulan , was charged with robbery and attempted murder, along with other charges. He was lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail.

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