FC crash yields charges
Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 4:29 pm
A Hickman, Ky., man was charged following a traffic accident early Sunday in rural Fulton County, Ky.
Willie Swift was charged with first-degree menacing, criminal trespass and first-offense operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs, etc., according to a Fulton County (Ky.) Sheriff’s Department press release.
He will also be charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
The sheriff’s department initially responded about 3:45 Sunday to a call in the Lower Bottom area of the county in regard to a man with a firearm allegedly causing a disturbance at a residence.
Deputies searched the home owner’s property and the surrounding area, but no one was found. An abandoned, wrecked vehicle was found on its side in a cornfield at State Route 94 and the Hamby Pond area, but the driver could not be located.
Through the vehicle’s registration, the suspected driver was identified and apparently matched the description of the man being sought by deputies at the residence. Once the wreck scene was searched and cleared, deputies patroled the immediate roads trying to locate the individual to assure he wasn’t in need of medical attention and to question him about his alleged involvement at the residence.
About 7 a.m., the man was located walking on State Route 94 heading east toward Hickman, several miles from the wreck location, the sheriff’s department reported. He was questioned by a deputy and his account of the incident allegedly did not coincide with what had occurred earlier.
No firearm was found, according to the press release, which indicated the man’s vehicle was totaled.
Swift was transported to Hickman and placed under arrest at the Fulton County Detention Center.
Published in The Messenger 10.23.12