Suspect accused of shooting at officers in Bell County

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CARY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Bell County man is accused of shooting at a neighbor, setting his own house on fire and firing at officers.

Kentucky State Police say troopers were called to help the Bell County Sheriff’s Office with a shots fired complaint near Billy Goat Road in the Cary community around 12:13 a.m. Monday.

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Troopers say, when they arrived, they discovered 53-year-old Charles Lawson had fired shots at a neighbor’s home then tried to start a fire at his own home.

They say Lawson also started shooting at troopers and deputies at the scene.

That led to a standoff that lasted several hours.



Lawson was taken into custody just before 7 a.m. and charged with attempted murder of a police officer, wanton endangerment, and assault.