McCreary County Deputy Arrested

A McCreary County Deputy has been arrested in connection to an officer involved shooting on Saturday, June 24. Preliminary investigation indicated that McCreary County Deputy Sheriff Franklin Brown conducted a traffic stop on an older model red motorcycle. During the course of the traffic stop, Deputy Brown advised the operator fire shots from a handgun in his direction, striking him in his bulletproof vest. On Thursday, July 27, Kentucky State Police Lieutenant Bill Elliotte arrested Deputy Brown, 43, of Pine Knot, and charged him with Official Misconduct, Falsely reporting an Incident, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. He was lodged in the Leslie County Detention Center.

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