UPDATE: Warrant Obtained For Suspect Who Entered Grant Co. Jail With Gun

Published: Dec. 27, 2007 at 11:43 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 28, 2007 at 4:52 PM EST
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Update: A warrant has been obtained by Kentucky State Police for Joey Montgomery for criminal attempt to commit murder of a police officer.

Police say Ohio authorities have been made aware of the warrant and will assist in his arrest upon his release from the hospital to await extradition back to Kentucky.

Update: The suspect in this case has been identifed as Joey Montogomery, 31, of Florence. The deputy has been identifed as Brian Maines.

"According to the deputy, he asked him a number of times to put down the weapon and according to the witnesses, this gentlemen then proceeded towards the deputy with a shotgun," said Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.

Witnesses say St. Elizabeth Hospital in Grant County, which is less than a half mile from the jail, was put on lockdown.

"They told us to get away from the windows and there were gun shots that went off at the jail," said Nathan Abrams, who was at the hospital at the time of the shooting.

Maines has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure while Kentucky State Police investigate the incident.

Maines wasn't injured. He is 26 and a two-year veteran of the Grant County Sheriff's Office.


A man was shot Thursday afternoon at a local jail after police say he brought a gun to the jail and started a shootout.

The incident happened at the Grant County Detention Center at Barnes Road near 75 around 4:30 p.m.. The Grant County Sheriff says the man showed up with a shotgun demanding to speak to Grant County jailer Steve Kellam.

Instead the jail was put on lockdown and police were called in.

A sheriff's deputy who had been called to the scene told the man to drop his weapon. When the man refused, the deputy shot him in the leg.

The man was hit but not killed; no one else was hurt. The man was taken to the hospital on a medical helicopter.

The Grant County Detention Center is a large jail that serves not only as Grant County's lockup, but also houses prisoners for neighboring counties and the Kentucky and U.S. Governments.

FOX19.com: Sara Gouedy