Man who troopers say shot Madison Co. deputy had deep criminal history

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Daniel Pigg, the man troopers say shot and injured a Madison County deputy before being shot and killed, wasn’t a rookie when it came to run-ins with law enforcement.

In fact, the Berea man’s criminal history runs deep in Madison County and other counties across Kentucky.

Troopers say Pigg shot and injured Deputy Kevin Crutcher Wednesday before Crutcher returned fire, killing him. Crutcher was taken to UK hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

A trip to Madison County District Court to look at Pigg’s criminal record proved eye-opening. In addition to a laundry list of lesser charges, Pigg’s not-so-distant past includes charges and arrests for burglary, receiving stolen property, and drugs.

Court records for Pigg show while he was arrested multiple times, he spent little time in jail. Even when Pigg was sentenced to two years in prison, records indicate the sentence was suspended and he was able to serve probation instead.

Troopers say another man was in the car with Pigg during the shootout with Crutcher. After running from the scene, 48-year-old Joseph Curtis was arrested.

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