Use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction 1 of 4 charges a Pulaski County, Kentucky Man is facing after Grand Jury Indictment

 Ryan C. Daulton 600

SOMERSET, KY - Sheriff Greg Speck is reporting that on September 7, 2021, the investigation mentioned below conducted by Deputy Alex Wesley was presented to the Pulaski County Grand Jury.

An indictment was returned charging Ryan C. Daulton, age 32, of Old Salts Road with:

  • Arson, 2nd Degree
  • Use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction (3rd Degree)
  • Wanton Endangerment – 1st Degree
  • Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree

Mr. Daulton was arrested by Deputy David Wesley and transported to the Pulaski County Detention Center where he remains lodged as of this press release.

Photo of the accused is courtesy of the Pulaski County Detention Center.

The investigation continues by Deputy Alex Wesley with the Sheriff’s Office.

Original Press Release

Sheriff Greg Speck reports that on May 30, 2021, Deputy Alex Wesley responded to a structural fire on Old Salts Road in Somerset, Kentucky.

As a result of Deputy Wesley’s investigation, Ryan C. Daulton, age 32, of Old Salts Road in Somerset, Kentucky was arrested and charged with:

  • Arson, 2nd Degree
  • Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree
  • Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree

It was learned during the investigation that Mr. Daulton had hung gallon jugs of gasoline throughout the mobile home. There were gallon jugs of gasoline sitting on the floor. There was also a Gas Cylinder with a torch head attached and propane tanks in different parts of the trailer.

Deputy Wesley’s investigation showed that a Science Hill Fire Unit entered the residence which created a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to him or any other first responders going into the residence. However, no firefighters or first responders were injured.

Mr. Daulton resides at this residence, but it is owned by someone else. The residence was severely damaged by the fire.

Mr. Daulton was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center where he remains as of this press release.

Deputy Wesley was assisted by Lieutenant Richard Smith, the Somerset Police Department, the Science Hill Fire Department and Somerset Fire Department.

Contact: Major Jeff Hancock
Chief Deputy
606-678-5145


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