Lily man arrested after threatening to kill, firing at deputies

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Terry Collier
Terry Collier (Photo Courtesy: Laurel Co. Detention Center)

LILY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Laurel Co. Sheriff says that a Lily man has been arrested after threatening to kill himself, and law enforcement officials.

According to the Sheriff, deputies received a call Thursday night at about 10:30 p.m. about a man threatening to kill himself and anyone who tried to stop him.  When deputies got the scene, they say that 45-year-old Terry Collier told them he would kill them, before running out of his home and firing two rounds from a handgun.

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Deputies say Collier eventually put down the gun, but continued fighting with deputies, who were eventually able to take him into custody.

Deputies say Collier had sent an electronic message to an acquaintance that said, “he was going out in a blaze of glory.”

Collier was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, wanton endangerment, fleeing and evading, and resisting arrest.

He was taken to the Laurel Co. Detention Center.