Boone County man arrested by SWAT team after barricade situation


BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – SWAT and negotiation teams were called to a home in Boone county after a man barricaded himself inside his ex-girlfriend’s house.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office says on Saturday, deputies were called to a home on Plum Tree Lane around noon.

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It was reported to dispatch that 44-year-old Derek Gibson had broken his ex-girlfriend’s back window and poured gasoline on the home before running away.

After the search was called off, neighbors told deputies they saw him walking into the home after deputies had left.

The Sheriff’s Office says after hours of negotiating didn’t work, the SWAT team entered the home and found Gibson in the attic.

The ex-girlfriend wasn’t in the home during the incident.

Gibson is charged with failing to appear in court for other charges of unlawful imprisonment, assault and for violating an emergency protective order from a January arrest.