LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Two arrests were made during what police say was otherwise a peaceful protest in Lexington Monday night.
Police say 19-year-old Kaulbert Wilson and a 15-year-old boy are facing charges.
According to police, around 6:30 p.m. Monday, two groups of protesters began to form in downtown Lexington, one at the Courthouse Plaza and the other at Triangle Park.
As the groups came together, several people led by Kaulbert Wilson started moving into the street with traffic. Police say his group walked as far out as Walton Avenue and Bullock Place, and multiple people in his group were seen carrying bats.
Officers began to block intersections for the protesters. Some protesters were aggressively running in front of cruisers to get them to stop, at which point Wilson ran across multiple cruisers.
While on top of a police cruiser, police say Wilson urged on other protesters to attempt to flip the vehicle while an officer was still inside.
They say He was also seen breaking a car window, forcefully removing the driver and punching the victim in the head. Police say Wilson was also seen jumping on another vehicle and threatening physical harm to the occupants.
When officers attempted to stop Wilson, they say he ran away. Around midnight, officers were able to take him into custody in a Midland Avenue parking lot. He is facing a long list of charges including inciting a riot and assault.
Police say a 15-year-old boy who was part of Wilson’s group was also charged with disorderly conduct and menacing.
Wilson was booked into the Fayette County Detention Center and the juvenile was field released to a family member.
Organizers of earlier protests have said Wilson’s group is not associated with them.