Man accused of taking off clothes, escaping from deputies

Leslie Maynard

INEZ, Ky. — Deputies with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office had their hands full with a suspect Saturday night.

While taking 41-year-old Leslie Maynard to the sheriff’s office on an unrelated matter, officers say he suddenly ripped a metal sign off a wall, then took off his clothes and ran outside.

He was quickly arrested and placed in the back of a cruiser, but police say he then kicked out one of the vehicle’s windows.

He was then taken out of the vehicle, placed in shackles and made to sit on a curb, where he allegedly screamed at officers, telling them “the purge” was about to begin and everyone was going to die.

Maynard was charged with wanton endangerment, escape, indecent exposure and numerous other charges.