STANFORD - A Stanford man is being held in Lincoln County Regional Jail on $50,000 cash bond after allegedly holding his wife and at least one other person hostage Friday afternoon.
Johnny W. Crowe is being held in the Lincoln County Jail on five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, five counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment and one count of fourth-degree assault.
Lincoln County 911 dispatchers received a call at 12:22 p.m. from a woman who said an unidentified person came onto her property and took her husband by gunpoint. A second call was received at 12:32 p.m. advising dispatchers of a possible hostage situation on Carters School Road. Kentucky State Police responded, and Sheriff Shelby Lakes and several deputies were also on the scene.
According to police reports, Crowe was arguing with his wife, became angered and brandished a shotgun. When his wife tried to escape to a neighbor's house, Crowe allegedly followed her. He allegedly held everyone in the residence at gunpoint until police arrived, at which point he ran into the woods to evade police.