Darren Doyle, story:
A Rocky Hill homeowner has been arrested and charged with a violation of a domestic violence protection order after he allegedly threatened to shoot at renters, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
A press release from the Sheriff's Office stated that the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office responded to 253 Rocky Hill School Road on Monday, August 20, 2019 to a disturbance between a landlord and renters. According to the release, the homeowner, Albert Slavik, (62) told officers that he refused to allow the people back into the home that claimed to have lived there for over a month. Slavik was advised that he could be sued for any damages incurred to the renting party and was ordered to return all of their property to them immediately, stated the release.
As deputies cleared the scene, Slavik allegedly made the statement to deputies that he would shoot buckshot into the renters' tires if they returned. A records check of Slavik showed that he had a domestic violence order from Florida that prohibited him from possessing firearms, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies, in cooperation from the Edmonson County 911 dispatchers, verified the conditions of the protection order and that Slavik had signed the order, acknowledging his restrictions.
On Tuesday, August 21, 2019, Deputies obtained a search warrant for Slavik’s home. The Sheriff's Office said that Slavik refused to open the door for the officers, causing them the force entry into the home. Once inside, a shotgun was located on the property and Slavik was arrested for violation of out-of-state EPO/DVO and his shotgun was seized.
"All of this trouble could have been avoided if the homeowner had simply followed the court restrictions that he had already agreed to in Florida, and hadn't made threats of shooting at people that he had previously allowed to stay at his home," Sheriff Shane Doyle said. "Because of his decisions, officers were tied up at his home for several hours. We don't ever like to go into someone's property and take their things, but we take protection orders very seriously and we won't leave someone's safety to chance," Doyle said.