Standoff Ends Peacefully

A Smiths Grove man allegedly broke into a Brownsville home to escape authorities. The man barricaded himself in the home for about two-and-a-half hours until police went in and brought him out.

Edmonson county sheriff, B.J. Honeycutt, escorted 45-year-old Gary David Shepard of Smiths Grove out of the home at 2:24 p.m.

The standoff ended without a struggle, even though there were weapons in the home. "Because of past contacts with the residents of this house, we do know that there are weapons inside; rifles, shotguns, and other pieces of equipment that might cause harm," said Kentucky State Trooper, Todd Holder.

Lawmen found Shepard hiding in the attic. They say he had broken into the house at 11:50 a.m., after leading sheriff's deputies on a chase in a stolen four wheel drive truck. Police say Shepard stole the truck just past 11:30 a.m., after leaving the scene of an accident in his Ford Explorer in Grayson County this morning.

Shepard is being charged with first degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. Sheriff Honeycutt says meth-making charges against Shepard will also be re-instated since his bond is now being revoked.


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