LONDON, KY (January 23, 2022) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Travis Napier along with K-9/shift Sgt. Gary Mehler arrested Alex Matthew Wilson age 40 of Keavy Friday night January 21, 2022 at approximately 8:00 PM.
The arrest occurred at a residence off Earl Howard Road, approximately 10 miles South of London after deputies were dispatched to a complaint of a male subject with gun that had allegedly threatened a female subject and two children there.
Upon arrival at the scene deputies observed the male suspect through a window later learning that he had placed a firearm on a counter there.
Upon entry to the residence deputies located the female and two children who had apparently locked themselves in the bathroom for their own safety.
Deputies learned that allegedly the male subject there had assaulted the female subject there and threatened her with a loaded firearm.
Alex Wilson was charged with:
- Assault – 4th degree
- Terroristic threatening – third-degree
This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Photo of accused attached is courtesy of Laurel County Correctional Center.
Also assisting for the Sheriff's office at the scene was Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Dylan Messer, Deputy Brian France, Deputy Greg Poynter and CSO Walter Marker.