During arrest, Sonora man holds baby to block police

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A Sonora man wanted for drug trafficking was arrested Tuesday, July 4 after he held a 2-year-old girl to shield him from Kentucky State Police, according to an arrest citation.

KSP troopers twice used a Taser to subdue Lewis Day Sr., 44, before he was taken into custody.

According to the citation, authorities went into a locked bedroom of a Flint Hill Road residence where Day was found with the child held in front of him. When Day wouldn’t let go of the child, he was shot in the upper body with a Taser, but it didn’t work. A second tase to the same area was effective and troopers were able to handcuff Day and take the child. Child Protective Services was notified.

Day was indicted June 22 by a Hardin County grand jury on charges of second offense or more of trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine); possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He remains lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond.