Graves Man Pleads Guilty to Endangerment, Fleeing
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MAYFIELD - A Graves County man entered multiple guilty pleas on Monday related to a shooting and pursuit earlier this year.

Twenty-five-year-old Ryan Long, of Boaz, entered guilty pleas in Graves Circuit Court to eight counts of wanton endangerment and one count each of tampering with physical evidence, fleeing or evading police and driving on a DUI suspended license. He'll be sentenced to four years in jail.

On March 12, Graves County sheriff's deputies responded to the 400 block of Boaz Cemetery Road for a domestic-related complaint where a gun was reportedly discharged inside the home. Deputies say Long was involved in a verbal argument with his mother and siblings. Deputies said Long retrieved a rifle from a vehicle and returned inside with the rifle and fired one round into the ceiling.

Long left the home armed with the rifle. Multiple agencies tried to locate Long in surrounding counties. Later that night, Graves County deputies were told that a McCracken County sheriff's deputy was in pursuit of Long on Oaks Road heading south toward Graves County.

Graves County deputies intercepted the pursuit on KY 348 West heading west to KY 1684. Long continued to flee from deputies until stopping back at the home on Boaz Cemetery Road where he was taken into custody.


Published 08:40 PM, Monday Jul. 08, 2019
Updated 09:05 PM, Tuesday Jul. 09, 2019

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