Darren Doyle, story:
On Sunday, March 13th, multiple complaint calls were made to Edmonson County 911-Dispatch referencing Kevin Sanders (34) of Brownsville walking in and out of people’s properties on Morgantown Road, while carrying a gun and talking incoherently, according to a report from the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
While local deputies were on their way to the Morgantown Road area, an additional call was received at dispatch, stating Sanders had walked into a home carrying a lever-action rifle, the Sheriff's Office said, and also stated the caller was able to get Sanders out of the residence. As deputies patrolled the area of Morgantown Road, dispatch reportedly received another call that Sanders was walking down the middle of Honey Creek Road, still carrying a gun and deputies were able to locate Sanders on Honey Creek Road, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff's Office also stated that multiple commands were given for Sanders to stop walking, but he instead allegedly continued walking into the woods, out of sight from law enforcement. Deputies reported that they eventually located Sanders in a creek, where he agreed to walk out of the woods; however, he allegedly refused to put down the gun.
Law enforcement attempted to forcefully remove the rifle from Sanders’ hands; however, the Sheriff's Office stated that Sanders would not relinquish control of the firearm. Multiple verbal commands were reportedly given to Sanders, with which he did not comply, resulting in the successful deployment of department issued tasers by Edmonson County Sheriff’s Deputies, law enforcement stated. Sanders was then placed in handcuffs without further incident.
The firearm in Sanders’ possession was discovered to be loaded, according to the Sheriff's Office. Deputies located several deceased animals in the bed of Sanders’ truck, for which he allegedly neither had proper licensing, nor permission to hunt. The Sheriff's Office said that Sanders was exhibiting signs of stimulant intoxication, was talking incoherently, and appeared to be both a danger to himself and others.
Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Sanders with:
Sanders was lodged in Hart County Jail.