Man Tries to Steal Deputy's Gun during Traffic Check Point, Two Charged

By: Josh McComas Email
By: Josh McComas Email

GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Two men are facing charges after deputies say they tried to steal a deputy's gun during a traffic check point.

According to a release from the Greenup County Sheriff's Office, Stephen Cooley, 37, of Garrison, and Lonnie Horsley, 53, are both facing charges in connection with the incident.

During a traffic check point stop, Trooper Nathan Carter approached a car driven by Cooley, and his passenger, Horsley, pulled a 25 caliber pistol from under his seat, according to the release.

Deputy Cody Fuller, with the Greenup County Sheriff's Department, saw Horsley pull the gun and tried to take it away. According to the release, during the struggle Horsley also tried to steal Deputy Fuller's gun.

After a short fight, Deputy Fuller and Trooper Carter were able to secure all of the guns and restrain Horsley.

Horsley is being charged with public intoxication, concealing a deadly weapon, attempting to disarm a peace officer, assault in the third degree and tampering with physical evidence. He is being held in the Greenup County Detention Center lieu of $50,000 bail.

Cooley is being charged with DUI, no insurance and other traffic offenses. He pleaded guilty Friday morning.

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