Armed Man in Southeast Kentucky Tased by Police after Refusing Orders to Drop Weapon

LONDON, KY (January 11, 2021) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Allen Turner along with K-9 Deputy Jake Miller and Deputy Travis Napier arrested Ryan Morgan age 36 of London on Monday afternoon January 11, 2021 at approximately 1:47 PM.

The arrest occurred at a residence off Somerset Road approximately 3 miles west of London after off duty Deputy Travis Napier was called next door to his residence to an apparent domestic violence complaint involving a male subject with an assault rifle who had fled to a back bedroom of the residence.

Two on duty deputies joined off duty Deputy Travis Napier who spotted the suspect in the rear of the residence ordering him to drop his weapon however the male subject refused.

Deputies fired a taser at the suspect, striking & temporarily incapacitating him causing the weapon to drop where deputies were able to retrieve it and take the suspect safely into custody.

Ryan Morgan was charged with:

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Photo of accused attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Assisting at the scene for the Sheriff's office were Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Maj. Chuck Johnson, Capt. Robbie Grimes, Lieut. Chris Edwards, Deputy Travis Napier, K-9 Deputy Jake Miller, Deputy Jamie Etherton, and Detective James Sizemore.