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Powell County Shooting Incident

Date of News Release: 04/14/2016

(Stanton, KY) - On Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 2:59 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 8 was contacted in reference to a shots fired complaint at 975 Halls Hill Road in Stanton, Ky. Post 8 Troopers, the Powell County Sheriff's Department, and the Stanton Police Department responded to the scene. It was determined that Billy Scott, 38, of Stanton had a disagreement over a vehicle with Christopher Wise, 35, of Stanton. This resulted in Scott firing approximately 3 or 4 shots toward the Wise subject. Billy Scott was charged with Assault 1st degree and 2 counts of Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree. Christopher Wise, Clayton Wise, 26 of Stanton, and Brock Wise, 20 of Stanton, were charged with Criminal Trespassing 2nd degree. All subjects were lodged in the Powell County Detention Center. This case remains under investigation by Trooper Grant Faulkner.