Kentucky cop became angry after Super Bowl and ‘football-kicked’ his wife in the head: police
A Kentucky police officer is facing multiple charges for assaulting his wife and a man who was trying to defend her on Sunday.
The Courier Journal reported that Louisville Metro Police Officer Jonathan Osborne’s wife, Sharon, told deputies that she had been driving her husband home from a Super Bowl party in Indiana when he “suddenly became very angry and punched her in the right side of the face.”
According to a probable cause affidavit, the assault caused Osborne’s wife to swerve and crash into a tractor outside of Ray’s Lawn and Garden Center. That’s when Louis Mossey and Victoria Wimp, who happened to be driving behind the couple, pulled over to provide assistance.
The document said that Osborne snapped at Victoria Wimp, telling her to shut up when she asked if the couple was hurt.
Louis Mossey recalled that Osborne was still beating his wife after the crash.
“He said Mrs. Osborne was on her hands and feet trying to retrieve some papers when Mr. Osborn kicked Mrs. Osborne in the head in what was described to me as a ‘football-style’ kick, causing Mrs. Osborne to fall backwards. Mr. Mossey then said Mr. Osborne moved over top of Mrs. Osborne and tried to choke her out,” Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy Barret Cook noted in the affidavit.
Mossey admitted to police that he struck Osborne to stop him from attacking his wife. Sharon Osborne later told deputies that Mossey had held her husband down until help arrived.
Sharon Osborne was treated for a possible broken arm and other injuries after being transported to Clark Memorial Hospital.
Officers described Osborne as “very intoxicated” and combative. They said that he tried to spit at officers and kick out the window of a patrol car.
Osborne was charged with aggravated battery, domestic battery, battery, resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness and public intoxication. He was being held at the Clark County jail in lieu of $30,000 bond.
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