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Kentucky State Police Arrest Princeton Man After Shots Fired

Date of News Release: 6/12/2017

KUTTAWA, Ky. (June 6, 2017) – Troopers arrested a Princeton Man late Saturday night after an argument ended in shots being fired. KSP Post 1 received a call at 10:30 p.m. on June 3, 2017, stating shots had been fired in the parking lot of the Mobile gas station near exit 45 of Interstate 24 in Lyon County. Troopers responded to the area and located several witnesses who directed them to a man who was reported to have fired the shots.

Initial investigation has shown Hushton R. Burton and Jennifer L. Boyd had been in a verbal argument in the Mobile gas station parking lot. When Ms. Boyd began to leave in her vehicle, Mr. Burton fired two shots from a handgun toward her. There were also two small children in Ms. Boyd’s vehicle at the time of the shots being fired.

Troopers took Huston R. Burton, age 33, of Princeton Kentucky, into custody. While in the back seat of the KSP cruiser, Burton threatened the troopers and broke a back window out by kicking it. Burton was charged with three counts of First Degree Wanton Endangerment, Third Degree Criminal Mischief, two counts of Terroristic Threatening, Second Degree Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Arrest. He was lodged in the Marshall County Jail.

During the investigation, Troopers also arrested Jennifer L. Boyd, age 28, of Clarksville, Tennessee. She was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Failure to Notify Address Change to Department of Transportation, and Possession of an Open Alcohol Container in a Motor Vehicle. She was lodged in the Caldwell County Jail.

Kentucky State Police were assisted on scene by the Lyon County Sheriff Department.

The investigation is continuing by Trooper Nathaniel Day. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.