UPDATE: Man arrested at middle school basketball game in more trouble with the law

Mark West is accused of pointing a gun at an officer who was serving him with an indictment warrant in the case

Update from April 11, 2022:

BOURBON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man who was arrested after going onto the basketball court at a middle school basketball championship game in February is in more trouble in connection to that case.

Paris Police say when Mark West was served an indictment warrant in connection to the case, he pointed a gun at an officer, who was able to get the gun away from West.

The incident led to additional charges against West of Wanton Endangerment of a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest.  He was taken to the Bourbon County Detention Center, according to investigators.

West was originally arrested Feb. 7, 2022 by a school resource officer at a school in Woodford County where West was attending a boys’ middle school basketball championship game.

Investigators say West was under the influence and had a gun when he wandered onto the court immediately after the game while the players were still on the court.  The players were rushed off the court as a precaution as West was arrested on the court.

He was initially charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, Menacing, Assault third-degree and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon on School Property, according to investigators.


Original story below from February 8, 2022:

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Montgomery County Schools has reported an incident during Monday night’s middle school basketball championship.

According to a post shared by the district, “there was an incident tonight at the middle school basketball championship game between McNabb and Bourbon Co hosted at Woodford Co. An unruly Bourbon County fan was arrested by police at the game after displaying inappropriate behavior.”

According to the Woodford County Detention Center, Mark Anthony West, was arrested by Versailles Police. The 53-year-old is charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place 1st and second offenses, menacing, assault 3rd degree and unlawful possession of a weapon on school property.

Montgomery County Schools reports the fan did have a gun in his possession at the time but it was not used. The district reports all Montgomery County school students and parents are safe.

Woodford County Middle School issued a post Wednesday morning about the incident saying in part, “The WCMS School Resource Officer addressed the situation. In doing so, it was found that the individual was intoxicated and in possession of a gun. The gun was secured from that person.”

The post went on to say, “Thank you to our Versailles Police Department School Resource Officer for responding to keep our students, staff, and visitors safe.”

The post went on to say, “We thank the work by our staff at the game and the Woodford County SRO for keeping everyone safe.”


Source: Montgomery County Schools

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