Man accused of shooting a Barren County Sheriff’s deputy arraigned Monday
GLASGOW, K.y. – A man accused of shooting a Barren County Sheriff’s deputy Saturday was arraigned in Barren District Court Monday on nine related criminal charges but not the shooting.
Jonathan Shelton, 37, was charged with assaulting Barren County Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Ford Saturday after Ford entered into a pursuit of Shelton with Glasgow Police Officer Zane Greer. The two were in the process of arresting Shelton when an altercation ensued and Ford was shot, according to a release from Kentucky State Police. As a result of that altercation, Kentucky State Police charged Shelton with first-degree assault on a police officer, third-degree assault on a police officer and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment on a police officer.
Leading up to that incident, Greer said his radar clocked a car Shelton was driving at 118 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour zone on the Cumberland Parkway.
A pursuit began that had police chasing Shelton through Barren County and Glasgow. The pursuit ended when Shelton’s vehicle struck a house in Glasgow.
He is accused of multiple traffic offenses and first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle. He appeared in court today during a telephonic hearing during which a judge read his charges to him.
He is lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.
Ford suffered non-life threatening injuries. KSP has not released Ford’s current condition.