Trooper Jonathan Biven
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 3, Bowling Green
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Criminal Arrest in Hart County
Date of News Release: Tuesday, 7/14/2004
(Hart County, KY) - Barry Neil Thomas was arrested on indictment warrants from the Hart County Grand Jury. Thomas was charged with Attempted Murder of Police Officer, Assault 1st Police Officer and Assault 3rd Police Officer (2 counts). The charges stem from an incident that occurred on July 4 in Horse Cave. Horse Cave Police responded to a loud music complaint at the Thomas residence. Thomas assaulted the two officers and shot at them striking one officer in the hand. The officers returned fire, striking Thomas. The officer was treated at Caverna Memorial Hospital and later sent to Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Thomas was treated at T.J. Samson Hospital and later transferred to the Medical Center in Bowling Green. Thomas was arrested when he was released from the Medical Center on July 13 and is lodged in the Hart County Jail.