Sheriff: Johnson County man arrested for shooting at wife

Sheriff: Johnson County man arrested for shooting at wife


DEPUTIES ARRESTED A MAN LAST
NIGHT AFTER THEY SAY
HE SHOT AT HIS WIFE…. AT THEIR
HOME IN THE THEALKA COMMUNITY.
DEPUTIES SAY IT STARTED AS AN
ARGUMENT THAT TURNED VIOLENT.
TODAY WYMT’S CHANDLER MARKIE
SPOKE TO NEIGHBORS WHO HEARD THE
GUNSHOTS.
on friday… johnson county
dispatchers recieved a “shots
fired call” from a home… the
caller believed
his or her?
neighbor shot at his wife.
neighbor wishes to remain
anonymous
“I CAME TO SMOKE A CIGARETTE AND
I HEARD BANG, BANG AND I
THOUGHT, THATS A
GUNSHOT AND I KNEW IT CAME FROM
THIS TWO STORY HOUSE DOWN THE
ROAD HERE”
deputies say it was an argument
turned violent, when 24 year old
charles blankenship came home
high on meth.
standup- deputies say his wife
and child were able to escape
from the house behind me
unharmed.
after blankenship refused to
exit the home, johnson county
sheriff’s deputies contacted the
county
attorney for an arrest warrant.
byron fairchild, deputy sheriff
“WE TURNED THE HALLWAY BY THE
KITCHEN AND SAW HIM SITTING
THERE BY A 9
MILIMETER HANDGUN AND HE REFUSED
TO DO ANYTHING, WOULDNT MOVE,
WOULDNT PUT HIS
HANDS UP, WE COULDNT SEE WHAT HE
WAS DOING REALLY”
Kentucky state police assisted
in the arrest..a situation that
ended deadly
byron fairchild, deputy sheriff
“HE MADE A LITTLE BIT OF A
MOVEMENT SO WE TOOK THE CHANCE
AND ENDED UP GRABBING THE
GUN AND WAS ABLE TO GRAB HIM AND
A SHORT STRUGGLE, WE WAS ABLE TO
GET HIM IN
HANDCUFFS”
deputies also found several
pills, a bag of methanphetamine,
and marijuana on blankenship.
in johnson county, chandler
markie, wymt mountain news.
1-SHOT
WE REACHED OUT TO BLANKENHSIP AT
BIG SANDY REGIONAL DETENTION
CENTER TO
REQEST AN INTERVIEW, BUT WERE
TOLD… AN ADMINISTRATOR WOULD
NOT BE ABLE TO
APPROVE IT UNTIL MONDAY.
1-SHOT
ONE PERSON IS DEAD AFTER A CRASH

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