Man charged with shooting at woman, neighbor, sexual assault

Incidents happened last month, this week, deputies say
KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 39-year-old Knox County man has been charged wanton endangerment and sexual assault in connection with incidents last month and Wednesday.
According to the Knox County Sheriff’s Department, Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at approximately 2:15 p.m., deputies received a call from a woman about Hoover, of Gray, Ky., making threats to kill her and her neighbor. The caller also stated Hoover had pointed a loaded firearm at her chasing her into an Orleans Court residence, the department said in a release.
The deputies were told by the victim she attempted to lock Hoover out of the residence, but he was able to make his way into the home. The woman said she ran out the back door to a neighbor’s home and that is when Hoover fired several shots from a handgun. She went on to say that Hoover beat on the door of the home threatening to shoot everyone in the home including the victim, neighbor, and two children, the sheriff’s department said.
Once Hoover was told police were called, he left in his vehicle. Deputies located him on Ky-1232 and initiated a stop on the vehicle and a loaded .30-caliber pistol was found hidden under the passenger seat, according to the department.
Hoover  is charged four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening.
Hoover was also served a warrant taken out by Deputy Scotty Wilson for incidents that took place from Oct. 20, 2021 through Oct. 22, 2021. In the complaint, Wilson alleged Hoover pointed a gun at the same woman two different times asking “what knee do you want me to shoot out?” The victim also said Hoover made multiple threats against her life providing pictures of injuries he inflicted adding that he engaged in sexual activity with her that she did not consent to, the department said. An EPO was issued on Hoover at the time.
Charges in the warrant include two counts of wanton endangerment, two counts of terroristic threatening, and two counts of sexual misconduct.
Responding to the scene were deputies Elijah Broughton, Steve Owens, Pat Clouse, Sgt. Carl Frith, Sheriff Mike Smith, and Kentucky State Police.
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