PADUCAH — A Mayfield man faces several charges after he reportedly forced himself into a Paducah motel room on Tuesday and threatened its occupant, police said.
Cedric J. Lucious, 31, was arrested Wednesday morning on warrants for first-degree burglary, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and third-degree terroristic threatening charges. He was booked at the McCracken County Jail.
In a news release, Paducah police announced it spent nearly nine hours talking with a man, who allegedly forced his way into a room at Deluxe Inn, grabbed a knife, threatened someone inside and refused to come out.
Police said the victim later approached Officer Travis Counts at the department’s parking lot, located at 1400 Broadway, and informed him about the situation.
According to the release, the victim alleged the man took a knife from a counter and demanded to know where he stored a handgun. He told the man he didn’t know what he was talking about and the man started searching the room. The victim alleged the man refused to let him leave until the victim offered to leave and bring back a gun, but the victim went to police.
Police said officers went to the motel and heard the man inside the room and talking loudly. Officers spoke with him through the door and said he “appeared to be under the influence,” the release states. Police said he refused to leave and threatened officers.
Police said crisis negotiators convinced the man — identified as Lucious — to leave the room around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and he was arrested.