TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Felony Arrests Made in Webster/Hopkins County, KY
Date of News Release: 12/27/2005
(Webster/Hopkins County, KY) - On 12-26-05 @ 1921 hrs. KSP Post 2 was advised that shots were being fired from a large white four door vehicle in Sebree.
A witness stated that the passenger, Jerry Gibson Jr., was firing shots from an assault rifle out of the passenger side window of the vehicle. The witness also stated that the vehicle was last seen traveling south on US 41 towards Slaughters.
Sgt. Murray and Tpr. Rice were dispatched to the scene. Sgt. Murray observed a vehicle matching the description traveling southbound on US 41 at the intersection of US 41 and KY 138. Sgt. Murray initiated a felony traffic stop and the vehicle, without stopping, continued to the residence of Jerry Gibson Jr. on Rolling Hills Drive. While following the vehicle, Sgt. Murray observed the passenger attempting to conceal the rifle in the rear seat area of the vehicle. Once the vehicle pulled into the driveway both the driver, Jerry Gibson Sr., and passenger, Jerry Gibson Jr., were taken into custody.
Jerry Gibson Sr. while seated in the rear seat of Sgt. Murray's cruiser, attempted to kick out the door window causing damage to the window frame. Both Subjects were lodged in the Hopkins County Jail.
Jerry Gibson Sr. of Nebo, KY was charged with the following: Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree - 5 counts DUI 3rd Offense Driving on DUI Suspended 2nd offense No Insurance No Seatbelt Disorderly Conduct Criminal Mischeif 1st Degree Open Container Fleeing & Evading 2nd Degree Warrant - Failure to appear
Jerry Gibson Jr. of Slaughters, KY was charged with the following: Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree - 5 counts Disorderly Conduct Resisting Arrest Alcohol Intoxication No Seatbelt Possession of Marijuana - Firearm Enhanced Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd Offense - Firearm Enhanced
At this time, the reason for the shots is unknown, however, it is believed the shots were a random act. The investigation is continuing.