Darren Doyle, story:
An Edmonson County man was arrested and faces multiple felony charges after a brief standoff with law enforcement on Friday evening, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Through an interview with Sheriff's Office personnel, The Edmonson Voice learned that law enforcement was dispatched to 4057 Chalybeate School Road to respond to a complaint of a dispute between a landlord and tenant. The Sheriff's Office said that while en route, law enforcement was notified that the landlord had allegedly forced entry into the tenant's place of residence.
The Sheriff's Office said that an officer made contact with the tenant and that the landlord had returned to his home, which was next door. The landlord was identified as Keith Graham, (56) of Bowling Green (south Chalybeate/north Wingfield area).
An officer who followed him to his residence next door said that when contact was made with Graham, he threatened the officer by saying "I'm going to shoot you," as he headed back inside his house. The officer said that Graham threatened to shoot law enforcement multiple times and that backup was requested.
After a short standoff, one officer was able to talk Graham out to his front porch while other officers subdued and arrested him after an altercation with officers, according to a Sheriff's deputy.
Deputies reportedly found prescription pills out of their original container along with drug paraphernalia at the residence. One deputy said Graham appeared to be under the influence of drugs during the incident.
Officers said Graham never presented an actual firearm during the incident.
Graham was charged with:
Edmonson County Sheriff's deputy Austin Meredith graduated from the Department of Criminal Justice Training law enforcement academy on August 13th. He said this incident occurred on his second day on the job since his graduation.
According to law enforcement, more charges are pending regarding the incident involving the tenant.