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Evarts man shot during Dayhoit burglary arrested after being released from the hospital

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William Devan Farley - HCDC

On Sunday night , February 21, 2021, an Evarts man who was shot during a burglary incident on Tuesday, February 16th was booked into the Harlan County Detention Center on multiple charges.


According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Burton, William Devan Farley had been shot in Dayhoit after he was discovered inside a building on a man’s property who called police about a burglar. The caller stated that Farley had assaulted a neighbor who came to help during the incident, kicking him in the face causing him to fall backwards.


The neighbor also observed Farley attempt to retrieve something from his pockets and feared he had a gun. The neighbor then fired one round from his shotgun striking Farley in the leg.


Farley was transported from the scene by Lifeguard EMS to Harlan ARH. He was later transferred to The University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.


Once released from the hospital, Farley was arrested and charged with several offenses including:

2 counts of fleeing or evading police – 1st degree (on foot), assault 3rd degree-police officer, criminal mischief – 2nd degree, disorderly conduct – 1st degree, 2 counts of burglary – 1st degree, persistent felony offender I, 3 counts of theft by unlawful taking - $500 or more but under $10,000, wanton endangerment – 1st degree, reckless driving, terroristic threatening – 3rd degree, 3 counts of criminal mischief – 3rd degree, fleeing or evading police – 2nd degree (on foot), receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, criminal possession of a forged instrument – 2nd degree, theft of identity of another without consent, theft by deception – including cold checks under $10,000, burglary – 3rd degree, assault – 4th degree (minor injury), contempt of court, and he was served a with fugitive from another state warrant.


While the fugitive warrant has no bond, his other charges are under a $30,000 cash bond.

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