Man allegedly shoots at police
Published 1:03 pm Monday, December 18, 2017
Kentucky State Police Post 10 received a call during the early morning hours of Dec. 18 from the Bell County Sheriff’s Department to investigate the exchange of gunfire in Fourmile from a suspect and officers with their agency.
A press release states that KSP Sgt. Jason Bunch, Troopers Joey Brigmon and Chad Gregory along with Detectives Aaron Frederick and Justin Barton were dispatched to the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed that officers from the Bell County Sheriff’s Department and the Pineville Police Department were at a residence in the Fourmile community in Bell County to attempt to serve a search warrant.
The police stated that when the officers knocked on the door and announced themselves as law enforcement the suspect then allegedly fired one round from a shotgun at the officers through a window. A Bell County deputy was able to return fire, which resulted in the suspect surrendering to the officers without further incident. Neither the officers nor the suspect was injured by the gunfire, according to KSP. One Pineville Police officer suffered minor injuries from the window shattering in the gunfire. He was treated and released at the Pineville Community Hospital.
Buford Warren, 51, of Fourmile, was taken into custody by the Bell County Sheriff’s Department and was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.
KSP’s Frederick charged Warren with five counts of attempted murder of a police officer, five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment on a police officer, and one count of first-degree assault on a police officer.
The case is still under investigation by Frederick.
In other police news:
• Anthony Flannary, 36, was arrested on Dec. 17 by Middlesboro Police Department Officer Sgt. Joe Holder on two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
• Sue Webb, 37, of Middlesboro, was arrested on Dec. 17 by the MPD on a charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance.
• Robert Coffey, 34, of Middlesboro, was arrested on Dec. 17 by MPD Officer Nick Capps on a charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance.
• Adam Teague, 30, of Putney, was arrested on Dec. 16 by the MPD on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a legend drug and was served six bench warrants.
• Leonard Lickadoo, 23, of Ewing, Virginia, was arrested on Dec. 15 by Holder on a charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.