Warren Co. Standoff Ends

By: Kelly Sparks
By: Kelly Sparks

Before 41-year-old Russell Sublett surrendered Saturday evening, authorities say he was shot in the shoulder after charging officers with a 12-gauge shotgun on the basement stairs.

After hours of negotiations Sublett agreed to surrender. He walked out of the house unarmed ending the standoff that began Wednesday.

The Smiths Grove man was taken to the Medical Center where he is in stable condition.

Police say the standoff began when Sublett purposely ran a carjacked vehicle into a home after a high-speed chase.

Sublett is a suspect in a barn fire that killed four horses last week. According to police the whole ordeal started when an ATF agent tried to serve a search warrant at Sublett’s home.

The house Sublett barricaded himself belongs to the Stewart family, they did arrive near their house shortly after Sublett surrendered but were not allowed to go in. The house is located on Louisville Road in Warren County.

Shortly before the standoff ended, we talked to Russell’s wife, Elizabeth, who says Russell was a good guy, but he was never given a chance.


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