Man charges Lauderdale County deputy with knife, kicks another in the face

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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  A Waterloo man is in jail after investigators said he charged a Lauderdale County Sheriff’s deputy with a knife.

69-year-old Floyd Woods is charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer with a knife.

Investigators said Woods was threatening to kill himself and his girlfriend. Then, they say he was laying in the middle of the road, trying to get hit by a car.

A nearby deputy responded to the call. Investigator Brett Martin said that’s when Woods charged him with a knife. He was unable to defend himself, so a volunteer firefighter assisted Martin in detaining him.

Deputies said when they handcuffed Woods, he kicked another sergeant in the face. The kick injured the sergeant and supposedly loosened one of his teeth.

Woods is still in the Lauderdale County Detention Center.