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Barricade Incident in Rockcastle County

Date of News Release: 01/18/2008

(London, KY) - On Thursday 01-17-2008 at approximately 6:36 PM the Kentucky State Police responded to a Disturbance complaint at 4870 South Wilderness Road, Mount Vernon, KY.

Upon arrival officers were confronted by an armed subject, later identified as Ronald D. Renner, 50 of Mount Vernon, who then barricaded himself inside his residence. KSP Negotiator Trooper K.Y. Fuson was called to the scene and, with the assistance of Trooper Ryan Loudermilk, was able to successfully talk Mr. Renner into disarming himself without incident.

Mr. Renner, who was alone in the residence, was taken into custody at approximately 10:01 PM on a mental health petition and transported to an appropriate facility for examination.

Detective Doug Boyd is continuing the investigation into the incident and was assisted at the scene by Kentucky State Police officers and officers of the Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office.

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