Hickman police officer arrested

Hickman city police officer James Blakney arrested 8-17-17 on warrant

MAYFIELD, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Hickman police officer found himself on the other side of the law Thursday when he was arrested on a warrant, according to State Police.

Investigators say the warrant against James Blakney was issued in McCracken County on August 10, 2017, for Failure to Pay or Appear.

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The original charges were filed by Paducah Police in February of this year and included Third Degree Forgery and Impersonating a Peace Officer, according to KSP.

At the time of the original charges, Blakney was not employed as a police officer, according to investigators.

When Blakney was arrested by State Police on Thursday, he was employed as a Hickman city police officer.  He was arrested in Mayfield and taken to the McCracken County Jail, according to State Police.

The investigation continues, according to KSP.