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Letcher Man Arrested After Hours Long Standoff

Millstone, KY. (February 17, 2022) –On Thursday, February 17, 2022, shortly before 11AM, Troopers  and Letcher County Deputies were attempting to serve an arrest warrant at a residence on Lick Fork Rd in the Millstone community of Letcher County. 

While at that residence, Law Enforcement officials were able to make contact with a male subject. Shortly thereafter, that subject made direct threats toward officers on scene and fired shots. He then barricaded inside the residence. Troopers spent the next several hours attempting to negotiate with the subject to come outside and surrender, which were unsuccessful.

Kentucky State Police, Special Response Team was activated and responded to assist Troopers on scene. Troopers were eventually able to get the subject to exit the residence. 

Jeffrey Heath Hampton, 43, of Millstone was transported to the Letcher County Jail and charged with Resisting Arrest, Menacing, Wanton Endangerment 1st (Police Officer), and Terroristic Threatening , among other charges stemming from the initial arrest warrant. No injuries were sustained by either Law Enforcement or Hampton. This incident remains under investigation by Detective Josh Huff.

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