Edmonson Voice Staff
On Tuesday, August 25th, the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of an alleged shooting in the Sunfish community. Upon arrival, Sheriff Shane Doyle and Deputy Stoney Phillips reportedly found a subject who was suffering from what was believed to be a drug induced medical emergency, and the subject was making wild claims of a shootout involving his father at a campsite on Sunny Point Road. The subject's grandmother made the call to police, due to the subject's current condition of being under the influence of an unknown substance.
Police said the subject's father was located and was unharmed, and an ambulance transported the subject to the hospital. Sheriff Doyle and Deputy Phillips responded to the campsite and found a camper trailer at the end of the road. Police said the trailer door was open and officers located a man sleeping in the bed, which they said they could see from outside.
The sleeping man, Michael Johnson, 47, of McHenry, KY, was removed at gunpoint from the trailer, and police found a .45 caliber handgun in his pocket, as well as two pill bottles with suspected crystal methamphetamine, and a digital scale. The methamphetamine weighed approx. 31 grams (1.1 oz.)
Johnson was arrested by Sheriff Doyle and charged with the following:
Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
Violation of KY EPO/DVO
Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine greater than 2 grams)
"These types of calls come in more often than people realize, and we have to take every claim seriously," Sheriff Doyle said. "Thankfully, there was no one hurt, and the violence was all a figment of a young man's imagination due to his mental state. And, we were able to pull a drug dealer off of our streets again."