Domestic disturbance involving a firearm - Laurel County


Lauel County, Ky - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Deputy Jamie Grimes along with Deputy Brandon Broughton arrested an East Bernstadt resident on Wednesday night March 16, 2016 at approximately 7:25 PM.

Arrested was:

Melissa Houston age 50 of Murray Cemetery Road, East Bernstadt, KY.

The arrest occurred off Keavy Road, approximately 5 miles south of London after deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance involving a firearm there.

When deputies arrived at the scene and conducted an investigation they learned that this subject had allegedly been to the residence earlier in the day and was told to leave the property by the property owner. Apparently this subject returned to the residence about 20 min. later pointing a revolver pistol at the property owner and threatening her with it.

In addition, the property owner stated that this subject began hitting her with a pistol in the head causing several cuts on her face, arms and hands. Deputies also determined that Melissa Houston was under the influence and found her subject in possession of a concealed firearm.

Melissa Houston was charged with assault – second degree; carrying a concealed weapon; criminal trespassing – second degree; and alcohol intoxication in a public place.

Melissa Houston was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Photo attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.

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