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Gray man indicted for attempting to shoot police

From The Times Tribune

Jason W Marsee - KCDC

A Gray man who was arrested last month after allegedly attempting to shoot police officers was indicted by a Knox County grand jury Friday.


Jason William Marsee, 47, was named in a 10-count indictment for charges that allegedly occurred Dec. 10, 2018.


The indictment charges Marsee with attempted murder, first-degree wanton endangerment, menacing, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, possession of a radio that sends and/or receives police messages, and drug paraphernalia.


On the date listed in the indictment, law enforcement officials with the Kentucky State Police and Knox County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a KY 930 residence in the Himyar community to investigate an assault complaint, where officers attempted to make contact with Marsee by knocking on the front door of the residence and identifying themselves.


A female individual inside a bedroom of the home looked out the window before quickly covering the blinds before Marsee allegedly fired eight rounds from a .22 caliber rifle through the side of the house in the direction of the officers.


In firing the shots, KSP Trooper Sidney Wagner was nearly struck.


Officers took cover until Marsee came out of the residence and threw the firearm in the yard, at which point Marsee was taken into custody. A nearby residence was allegedly struck by two rounds when the shots were fired, one of which hit a room of the home where two residents were sleeping at the time.


A search of Marsee’s home was then performed, where officers allegedly located a surveillance monitor displaying the front driveway where the police cruisers were parked, as well as several firearms, a police scanner and marijuana.


Marsee currently remains jailed in the Knox County Detention Center under a $100,000 cash bond.


An indictment is a formal charge by a grand jury; it is not a conviction or an admission of guilt.

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