South Alabama activist accused of biting officer, having cocaine

South Alabama activist accused of biting officer, having cocaine
A south Alabama community activist, Rev. Kenneth Glasgow, was arrested in Dothan over the weekend. (Source: Houston County Jail)

DOTHAN, Ala. (WSFA) - A south Alabama community activist, Rev. Kenneth Glasgow, was arrested in Dothan over the weekend.

Glasgow is charged with assault second degree, possession of cocaine and tampering with physical evidence.

According to Dothan police, officers stopped a vehicle near the 300 block of Blackshear for a traffic violation. During the stop, they determined the driver was in possession of crack cocaine.

Police say as officers attempted to take the suspect, later identified as Glasgow, into custody a struggle ensued. In the process of the struggle, Glasgow attempted to swallow the cocaine. As one of the officers attempted to grab it from Glasgow’s mouth, Glasgow bit down on the officer’s finger causing injuries.

Officers were able to retrieve the cocaine and Glasgow was placed into custody.

Glasgow was taken to the Houston County Jail where he is being held without bond.

Glasgow founded T.O.P.S. - The Ordinary People’s Society.

In March, Glasgow and Jamie Townes were charged with capital murder in the death of 23-year-old Breunia Jennings. The case has been bound over to a grand jury.

Following his arrest, the state filed a motion Tuesday to have Glasgow’s bond revoked in the 2018 case.

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