FREEMONT, Ky. (March 3, 2023) – Troopers with Kentucky State Police (KSP), Post 1 responded to the area of Freemont in McCracken County to assist local law enforcement, emergency management, and fire/rescue departments with reports of severe weather damage. KSP Post 1 and McCracken Central Dispatch had received numerous reports of damage to residences and downed trees and power lines blocking roadways.
A command post was established at the Dollar General near the intersection of KY-994 and KY-348. Law enforcement was alerted to a disturbance at the command post. Troopers made contact with Justin A. Stohlman, 41 years old of Gridley, CA, who advised he went around two road closed barricades into the closed disaster area to film for his social media account. It was reported to troopers that Stohlman got into an argument with another person on scene and indicated that he had a firearm. Troopers located a handgun concealed on Stohlman’s person. Due to past convictions and federal law (18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9)), Stohlman is prohibited from carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
Stohlman was arrested and charged by KSP with Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree; Criminal Trespassing, 3rd degree; Disregard Traffic Regulation, 1st offense; and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon. He was transported to and lodged at the McCracken County Jail. The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Propes.
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