Zachary Tyler Morgan

Barbourville, Kentucky Man Facing Twenty Six Counts of Wanton Endangerment after Deputy Investigating a Noise Complaint in Laurel County Reports Hearing Gunshots and People Running

LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: LSO Sheriff's Deputy Wes Brown arrested Zachary Tyler Morgan age 22 of Barbourville, KY early Saturday morning October 28, 2023 at approximately 3:08 AM.

The arrest occurred off Echo Valley Road, approximately 6 miles South of London while deputies were investigating a noise complaint there.

Upon arrival at the scene Deputy Brown noted that he heard two gunshots and that people were running everywhere.

A male subject was determined to have fired the weapon in the presence of at least 26 other individuals.

The suspect stated he fired the weapon in fear of his life.

Zachary Tyler Morgan is charged with:

  • 26 counts of Wanton Endangerment – First-Degree

According to the Laurel County Correctional Center's JailTracker page, this individual is lodged there, being held on a $25,000.00 CASH bond with a court date set for Monday, October 30 2023 at 11:00 AM.

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

Assisting at the scene for the Sheriff's office were: shift Sgt. Travis Napier, and Deputy Joe Breeding. Laurel County Constable Robert Smith along with London City Police officers also assisted.


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