Warrant Arrest after Man allegedly Shot from a Car in Direction of Three Adults at a Residence in Southeastern Kentucky

LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Dylan Messer along with Deputy Travis Napier and Deputy Noah Ritchie arrested Terry A. Roark age 64 of East Bernstadt on Saturday evening April 9, 2022 at approximately 6:21 PM.

The arrest occurred off Orchard Road, approximately 6 miles north of London after Terry A. Roark was charged on a Laurel District Court warrant of arrest on a case investigated by K-9/shift Sgt. Gary Mehler on April 4, 2022 where allegedly this individual fired a weapon from a car in the direction of three adults at a residence there.

Investigation has determined that this suspect is a convicted felon on charges of:

  • Trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – opiates

In addition a female victim there had an active EPO on the suspect.

The warrant obtained by Sgt. Mehler charges:

  • Three counts of wanton endangerment – first-degree
  • Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon
  • Persistent felony offender II
  • Violation of Kentucky EPO

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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


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