Knox Co. man arrested after firing shots at officers

Published 2:18 pm Monday, December 10, 2018

HIMYAR — On Monday, at approximately 12:40 a.m., Trooper Sidney Wagner along with a deputy from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, responded to 2827 KY 930 in the Himyar community of Knox County in reference to an assault complaint.

Upon arrival, officers attempted to make contact with Jason Marsee, 47, of Gray. After knocking and identifying themselves as officers, a female looked out of the bedroom window then quickly closed the blinds at which time Marsee fired eight rounds with a .22 caliber rifle through the side of the house where Trooper Wagner was standing nearly striking him. Officers took cover until Marsee came out of the residence and threw the rifle in the yard. Marsee was then taken into custody.

Trooper Wagner located a monitor which displayed in plain view both cruisers in the driveway, several firearms, a police scanner and marijuana inside the residence. A neighbor’s residence was struck by two rounds one in which was where the two residents were sleeping.

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Trooper Wagner is continuing the investigation.

Marsee was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center on the following charges: Attempted murder-police officer, first degree wanton endangerment, menacing, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, and possession/use of radio that send/receive police messages, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess.