LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Metro Corrections Officer jumps in to help during a domestic situation and a convicted felon finds himself in trouble with the law.
The suspect, Jai Wilson, 36, was at University Hospital Wednesday afternoon. He'll be taken to Metro Corrections once he's released from the hospital.
Around 8 Wednesday morning, Metro Police responded to a domestic dispute that turned violent at the Glenmary Village apartment complex off Meadow Valley Lane in Fern Creek.
Metro Corrections officials said Wilson got into a fight with a woman at the apartment complex. Neighbors heard the fighting and saw Corrections Officer Brett Rehm, who also lives at the apartment complex. Rehm was just getting home from his shift, he was in uniform and neighbors told him what was going on.
Rehm called metro safe to get someone to respond to the situation. That's when corrections officials say some sort of altercation occurred between Rehm and Wilson. Wilson reportedly ran and somehow broke his ankle. By then multiple officers had rushed to the scene. Wilson was caught and taken into custody.
WAVE 3 was there when Wilson was wheeled into an ambulance.
Police found a gun and box cutter in Wilson's possession and police say he is a convicted felon.
Metro Corrections say that Rehm was at the right place at the right time to help out his neighbor.
Wilson is facing charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, fleeing and evading and possession of handgun.
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