Authorities say a Mount Eden, Kentucky, man has been arrested days after he tried to kill two sheriff’s deputies — and a homemade explosive device blew up in his hand.
According to an arrest warrant, it happened on Tuesday, May 16. Police say someone called 911 to report that there had been an explosion in the residence of 54-year-old David Allen Blake.
When Spencer County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived, they asked Blake to come out of the house, but he refused. At that point, two sheriff’s deputies spoke with Blake through the front window.
That’s when, police say, Blake pulled a handgun and fired rounds in the direction of both deputies.
According to Trooper Bernis Napier, spokesperson for Kentucky State Police, the state police Special Response Team and Hazardous Devices Team were called to the home.
Trooper Napier says that at some point while police were on the scene, another explosion was heard. Napier says one of the homemade explosive devices detonated in Blake’s hand, and his hand was severely mutilated.
Blake has been charged with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, for allegedly firing rounds at the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office deputies. He is currently being held in the Shelby County Detention Center. Other charges could be pending, WDRB TV reports.
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