A man was arrested around 2:40 a.m. Friday after allegedly breaking into a home on Boxwood Drive, fighting with the residents and later fleeing police, according to a Hopkinsville Police Department report.

Jonathan Y. McDonald, 24, was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary, giving officer false identifying information, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot) and public intoxication of a controlled substance.

The report stated that police were responding to a burglary call on South Kentucky Street. Upon arrival at the home, officers spoke with the victim who reportedly told them McDonald had entered her home through an open door and allegedly began fighting with her son.

McDonald had previously been trespassed from the residence, the report added.

McDonald then left the home and began calling 911 several times, each time claiming to be a different person with different dates of birth, according to the report.

McDonald was later located at Boxwood Drive, where he was taken to Jennie Stuart Health to be evaluated for a head injury he sustained in the altercation.

At that time, police were trying to identify him and gave him a warning about giving a false name.

McDonald allegedly continued to give officers a fake name, the report said. Officers attempted to place him into handcuffs before he fled on foot.

McDonald was found a short time later by an HPD K-9 and was arrested. McDonald allegedly admitted to taking ceroquil and smoking marijuana and spice prior to the incident.

In other reports

Officers heard several shots fired at around 8:15 p.m. Thursday in the area of McKee Street and later discovered six 9 millimeter shell casings in the area, according to an HPD report.

The following information was obtained through police, police reports or the Christian County Jail. Readers are reminded that a charge is only an accusation and everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law

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