VANCEBURG — On Tuesday, June 13, Wesley Cornell, 30, was arraigned on a cost of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer.
Kentucky State Police launched an announcement on Wednesday that mentioned on Monday, June 12, at 3:14 p.m. KSP was contacted by the Carter County 911 emergency dispatch heart stating an Olive Hill Police Division officer had been concerned in a taking pictures.
The officer was flown to St. Mary’s Medical Middle the place he was handled for non-life threatening accidents. A KSP official mentioned the officer has now been launched from the hospital.
Officers mentioned the preliminary investigation revealed the photographs have been fired from a 2008 white Pontiac Torrent with harm to the rear fender was being operated by Cornell of Vanceburg.
Pictures fired struck the officer’s cruiser and he sustained non-life-threatening accidents from the shrapnel, officers acknowledged. Troopers from Submit 14 in Ashland and Submit 8 in Morehead labored at the side of a large number of businesses and departments to find the suspect.
Whereas businesses have been in search of Cornell a publish was placed on social media warning residents of Olive Hill there was a suspect of a taking pictures within the space and advising residents to remain inside their properties.
At roughly 8 p.m. legislation enforcement situated the automobile and alleged suspect on Laurel Creek Street in Lewis County. Officers mentioned the KSP Plane part and KSP Particular Response Staff have been referred to as to assist find and apprehend the topic.
The warrant of the grievance states that officers on the scene tried to talk with Cornell however Cornell wouldn’t comply. In accordance with official documentation, at one level Cornell allegedly deserted his automobile and went into the woods on foot.
Models have been referred to as to the scene and arrange a fringe and officers state Cornell started taking pictures on the models with what seemed to be an extended gun from a distance. At this level a name for an arrest warrant was submitted and after what officers describe as a prolonged standoff the alleged suspect was taken into custody with out incident.
Cornell was taken to the Carter County Detention Middle and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer.
KSP officers mentioned the incident stays an open and ongoing investigation. KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings all through the commonwealth as requested by native legislation enforcement businesses.
Cornell is presently being held in Carter County Detention Middle with a $1 million bond, his pretrial listening to is scheduled to happen on June 27.