CORRECTION

A report on Lyon County Sheriff's Department's activity over the last few days incorrectly indicated a juvenile had been shot in a May 5 case on Depot Road. No one was shot or injured in the incident. We regret any confusion or problems this error may have caused.

Warning shot gets man charged

Thirty-two-year-old Mason Shane Perkins of Fredonia was charged May 5 with first-degree wanton endangerment and discharging a firearm across a public road related to an incident on Depot Road.

According to a sheriff’s report, Chris Hooks reported a juvenile family member had been shot at on farm property by an unknown, unidentified male suspect in a dark-colored truck as they were driving past on Depot Road.

The incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. No one was injured.

When Deputy Keith Suits arrived, he made contact with Perkins at the end of a drive sitting in a dark green truck. He reportedly told the deputy he was on his grandfather’s property behind the grain bins and heard gun shots, so he stepped out to see what was going on. He denied possessing or shooting a gun, despite three juveniles and one adult identifying him as the shooter.

After Perkins allegedly consented to a search of his vehicle, Suits located a 9 mm magazine in the driver’s side door and a a 9 mm semiautomatic gun without a magazine under the driver’s seat.

Perkins later reportedly told authorities he had, in fact, fired a shot after going to the edge of the roadway and yelling at the victims’ vehicle to stop. He alleged he fired away from the vehicle.

Property taxes due Friday

Friday is the last day to pay a 2019 Lyon County property tax bill. The deadline was extended from the original April 15 date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After Friday, delinquent tax bills will be turned over to the county clerk and county attorney. They will rectify outstanding bills, but larger penalties will be incurred by property owners.

Bills may be paid in person inside the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, mailed to the sheriff’s office or paid online at LyonSheriff.com. Payment must be received or postmarked by the close of business Friday.

Drunken driver almost hits sheriff

Sheriff Brent White said he was nearly hit by an intoxicated driver on his way home from work Monday night around 10:10 p.m.

White said a 2015 Chevy Cruise driven by Jason Enoch, 23, of Marion nearly collided with him at the intersection of U.S. 62 and U.S. 641. Enoch was detained and charged by Officer Shannon Oliver of Eddyville Police Department for a number of offenses, including a second DUI.

The DUI was under an aggravating circumstance because Enoch reportedly had a blood alcohol level of 0.24, three times the legal limit. He was also charged with reckless driving, having no license or proof of insurance on hand and having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.

He was lodged in Crittenden County Detention Center.

Pursuit exceeds 120 mph

Lyon County Sheriff’s Department assisted Marshall County Monday in an early-morning pursuit of a stolen vehicle.

According to White, an automobile stolen from Hickman County was located on Interstate 24 just before 7 a.m. Lyon County authorities joined others from Marshall County when the high-speed pursuit continued on Interstate 69 and eventually entered Caldwell County.

The chase exceeded 120 mph at times, reportedly, until with assistance of the vehicle’s rightful owner, the car’s engine was remotely shut off. The pursuit ended near the Hopkins County line.

The suspect, Marvin B. Keith, 33, of Georgetown, Kentucky, then allegedly fled on foot into a wooded area. White and an Eddyville Police Department officer detained a 13-year-old juvenile who remained in the vehicle. The child was determined to be a missing person from Scott County.

Two hours later, the driver was located and taken into custody in a wooded area near a Dollar General in Dawson Springs.

Keith was charged with fleeing/evading police on foot, resisting arrest and alcohol intoxication in a public place by Kentucky State Police. He was also charged by Lyon County Sheriff’s Department with fleeing/evading police in a vehicle, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, first-degree wanton endangerment of a juvenile, receiving stolen property in excess of $10,000 related to the vehicle, fleeing/evading police on foot and first-degree driving on a DUI suspended license under aggravating circumstances.

He was lodged in Hopkins County Jail. Additional charges may be pending.

The juvenile was released from the hospital for treatment of an unrelated health issue into the custody of his mother.

Driver flees, discards gun

Another multi-county pursuit led to the arrest of Michael E. Green, 23 of Mounds, Illinois, and recovery of a loaded gun.

According to White, Lyon County Sheriff’s Department was asked to assist state police Monday around 5 p.m. regarding a vehicle pursuit along I-24. During the chase, the suspect discarded a handgun out of the window. The gun was summarily located and seized.

Authorities continued the chase into Livingston, Marshall and McCracken counties. In McCracken County, the vehicle was disabled by a flat tire and subsequent KSP maneuver to stop the car. The uninjured suspect was taken into custody.

The loaded 9mm handgun located by Lyon County authorities was turned over to state police for their investigation.