Eubank Man Jailed Following Hail Of Bullets Fired Into Residence

PULASKI COUNTY, KY -- A Eubank man has been jailed following an early Saturday morning incident where more than 50 rounds of ammunition from an assault rifle were fired during a drive-by shooting at a mobile home and an adjacent garage.

Pulaski Sheriff Todd Wood says no one was seriously injured. Deputies took Forty-one year old Derel Lee Griffin into custody about 2:30 Saturday morning. Slightly injured in the shooting incident was 45-year old Carl "Rick" Smittle. It was Smittle's residence that was shot-up.

Authorities say Smittle received minors cuts to his chest from shrapnel. He was treated and released from the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

The Sheriff's Office says the shooting followed an argument and altercation at the residence at 87 Hansford Street in Eubank.

Reportedly, the argument was between Griffin, Smittle and several other unidentified inviduals. Griffin reportedly left the residence and allegedly returned armed with a .223 assault rifle which authorities say he used to shoot-up the house from the road.

Authorites say Griffin fled the scene but was later located at his own residence and taken into custody "without further incident." He was treated at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for injuries sustained in the original argument, deputies say. Griffin has been charged with assault and wanton endangerment.

Sheriff's units were assisted by the Kentucky State Police, the Pulaski County 5th District Constable, and the Somerset Fire/EMS. The investigation is continuing by the Pulaski County Sheriff''s Department.

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  • by cuzz Location: cuzz on May 12, 2011 at 10:12 PM
    hey guys u know who this be derel almost out if u r so concerned with shooting back after ur he has came right in font of ur house over and over (which u guys hidin ur home n called police) why do try 2 keep him in jail?scared! he almost free but ithink he already won!hes done.hemade his
  • by My Point of View Location: Rockcastle on Jul 29, 2009 at 08:34 PM
    He's getting EXACTLY WHAT HE DESERVES, JAIL, where he should of been years ago, and where he will HOPEFULLY STAY FOR A LONGGGGGG TIME. The comment by different point of view doesn't make much sense, but anyone who takes up for him, hasn't got no sense anyway.
  • by different point of view Location: somerset on Jul 25, 2009 at 03:32 PM
    in my opinion it is not for anyone to judge. everyone gets what they deserve sooner or later. i used to be like you all talkin [edited] when i knew the man closer than alot do, an im ashamed of myself. its none of anyones business just let him be.
  • by Anonymous Location: linclon on May 29, 2009 at 06:29 AM
    the [edited] should rot in jail hope he never gets out. 5 years is not enough
  • by conny on May 2, 2009 at 12:31 AM
    what he in jail for this time.
  • by Justice Location: ky on Apr 27, 2009 at 08:01 PM
    Hopefully he will rot in jail, right where he belongs!!
  • by jeff Location: eubank on Apr 25, 2009 at 09:39 AM
    Griffin is in Pulaski co. jail right now on other charges. He dont know when to stop. He has made the Ky state police look totaly incompetent. They have already let him slide on 2 previous shootings. Now mabye they are starting to see the true nature of this man.
  • by Truth Location: somewhere on Apr 17, 2009 at 07:02 PM
    What a GREAT excuse for cancelling his court date? His wife is as sorry as he is, she has upheld him for years in ALL the BAD things that he has done, why leave now? They are SCHEMING up something you can bet that!
  • by me Location: pulaski on Apr 17, 2009 at 06:59 AM
    he got his april 10th cancelled cuz his wife and daughter left him, anyone no when the next one is
  • by haha Location: somewhere on Apr 8, 2009 at 07:56 PM
    money talks, what bull****!


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