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Gray Ky man arrested on charges of threats, wanton endangerment, and sexual misconduct

From The Knox County Ky. Sheriff's Department -


Mark Anthony Hoover - KCDC

On Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at approximately 2:15pm, Knox County Sheriff’s deputies received a call from a woman about 39-year-old Mark Anthony Hoover of Gray, Ky., making threats to kill her and her neighbor. The caller also stated that Hoover had pointed a loaded firearm at her chasing her into an Orleans Ct. residence.


The deputies were told by the victim that she attempted to lock Hoover out of the residence, but that he was able to make his way into the home. The woman said she ran out the back door to a neighbor’s home and that is when Hoover fired several shots from a handgun. She went on to say that Hoover beat on the door of the home threatening to shoot everyone in the home including the victim, neighbor, and two children.


Once Hoover was told police were called, he left the residence in his vehicle. Deputies located him on Ky-1232 and initiated a stop on the vehicle and a loaded .30 caliber pistol was found hidden under the passenger seat.


Mark Anthony Hoover was arrested and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center charged with (4) four counts of wanton endangerment – 1st degree and (2) two counts of terroristic threatening – 1st degree.


Hoover was also served a complaint warrant taken out by Deputy Scotty Wilson for incidents that took place from October 20, 2021 through October 22, 2021. Deputy Wilson states in the complaint that Hoover pointed a gun at the same victim two different times asking “what knee do you want me to shoot out?” The victim also stated that Hoover made multiple threats against her life providing pictures of injuries he inflicted adding that he engaged in sexual activity with her that she did not consent to. An EPO was issued on Hoover at the time.


Charges in the warrant include (2) two counts of wanton endangerment, (2) counts of terroristic threatening, and (2) two counts of sexual misconduct.


Responding to the scene were deputies Elijah Broughton, Steve Owens, Pat Clouse, Sgt. Carl Frith, Sheriff Mike Smith, and Kentucky State Police.

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