Leitchfield standoff arrest update

By: Sarah Goebel Email
By: Sarah Goebel Email

One of the five people arrested in relation to the standoff at the Grayson County Justice Building earlier this week is out on bond.

On May 1, 2007, Richard Dugan was at the Grayson County Judicial Building facing charges of custodial interference and terrorist threatening. Dugan of Clarkson, Ky., is believed to have been the leader of a religious group called The Levita Township.

He was in his car parked across from the judicial building getting ready for court when an officer approached him. Several of Dugan's supporters were shielding him from the officers. The standoff ended when Dugan shot himself in the head.

Five of Dugan's supporters were arrested following the incident on Tuesday. Michael Boutte, Myrtle Temple, Faith Ford, Claude Abston, and Jerry Phelps are facing charges of disorderly conduct, hindering apprehension and resisting arrest. They were arraigned on May 3 and plead not guilty.

Jerry Phelps is the only person out of jail. He was released yesterday on a $1,000 cash bond. A pre-trial conference for all five supporters will be May 10 at 8:30a.m.

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