Sentinel-Echo.com

Local News

September 21, 2012

Subdivision shooters arrested

Targeting animals, pets of area residents

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — While hunting is usually done in wooded areas, a man who was allegedly using animals as target practice landed in jail instead.

Charles R. Farthing, 18, of Crescent View Apartments in London, and a 15-year-old juvenile were reportedly driving through a subdivision near Deerfoot Drive, one mile east of London, just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, shooting at animals in the closely populated housing development.

When Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputies Greg Turner and Robbie Grimes responded to the scene, they discovered a black Silverado pickup with a dead cat and a dead fox in the truck bed. They also found a .22 caliber rifle and a .270 rifle in the vehicle.

Farthing told officers he was driving around, looking for animals to shoot. Police reported the cat was a pet of one of the residents in the subdivision. He was arrested and charged with second-degree wanton endangerment and third-degree criminal mischief. The juvenile was released into the custody of his father.

Assisting at the scene were Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter, Detective Tommy Johnston, Deputy Steve Hoskins, and Constable Eldon Brown.

njohnson@sentinel-echo.com

1
Text Only
Local News
Facebook
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Now that school is out, what are your family’s summer vacation plans?

A. No major plans. We will probably hang out around Laurel County.
B. Going to the beach!
C. Kentucky has a lot of wonderful state parks, and we plan to visit a few and enjoy quality family time.
     View Results