TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Felony Arrest in Hopkins County
Date of News Release: 06/17/2009
(Madisonville, KY) -- Kentucky State Police responded to a residence where they received a complaint that a female was being assaulted and needed the police. After the State Police arrived they made contact with Shawn L. Blanton and a female inside the residence. Through investigation it was determined that Mr. Blanton had been assaulting the female, and holding her against her will. He had also fired shots in the female's direction from a rifle. Mr. Blanton was arrested and lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center. Mr. Blanton was charged with Assault 4th degree (Domestic Violence) Minor Injury, Unlawful Imprisonment 1st degree, Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon & Wanton Endangerment 1st degree. The investigation still continues by Trooper Brandon McPherson.