Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Jackson County Standoff With Suicidal Subject
Date of News Release: 02/20/2006
(RICHMOND, KY) - On 2/20/2006 at 0958 hours, Troopers of the Kentucky State Police Post 7 Richmond, responded to a request for assistance from the Jackson County Sheriff's Department after a suicidal subject threatened the Sheriff and two deputies with a firearm. At 0950 hours, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department received information that Charles Robertson of Medlock Lane was threatening to kill himself. Jackson County Sheriff Tim Fee and two of his deputies arrived to check on Mr. Robertson. Mr. Robertson met them outside and pointed a handgun at them. The Sheriff and deputies backed away from the residence and requested assistance from the Kentucky State Police. Several KSP Troopers arrived and set up a perimeter while helping to warn and assist in evacuating nearby residences. Detective Joie Peters, a KSP Hostage Negotiator, made contact with Mr. Robertson by phone. After several hours of negotiations, Mr. Robertson was taken into custody without incident. No residents or police officers were injured in this incident. Mr. Robertson was lodged in the Jackson County Jail. The Jackson County Sheriffs Department is conducting the investigation.