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Clay Co. suspect still at large after manhunt Tuesday

By: Matthew Rand Email
By: Matthew Rand Email
A breaking and entering call led law enforcement on a manhunt across parts of Clay County Tuesday.

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CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - UPDATE 11/5/13

A breaking and entering call led law enforcement on a manhunt across parts of Clay County Tuesday.

Police say the man has a history of menacing the tiny community of Burning Springs.

Clay County sheriff's deputies, along with Manchester police and Kentucky State Police officers, spent the afternoon looking for Quentin Metcalfe.

The Clay County Sheriff says Metcalfe is in his late 20s, around five feet, six inches tall, with dark hair and a tattoo on his neck.

The sheriff says Metcalfe has a gun and should be considered dangerous.

"When the deputies arrived, they confronted the suspect who had a sawed off shotgun and also a handgun," said Sheriff Kevin Johnson.

The sheriff says Metcalfe then dropped the shotgun and ran into the woods. No shots were fired, but the incident has neighbors scared.

"I called the law and he told me that if the law catch him he's going to end up killing me and my dad," said Delbert McQueen, who lives on Brushy Branch Road.

The manhunt went on for several hours, and as night fell on Clay County, the sheriff said he was confident his deputies were close to finding their man.

"We've had deputies on some of the other roads here, had some K9 units out here also looking for the individual, and like I said, hopefully we can contain him in a particular area until we can find this individual," Johnson said.

Neighbors, tired of the threat of theft and violence, say they just want Metcalfe off the street.

"I don't know what's going on in this world anymore; it's scary," McQueen said.

The sheriff says Metcalfe already had multiple warrants out on him, and deputies would continue the search for as long as possible.

Nearby Burning Springs Elementary was placed on lockdown Tuesday as a safety precaution.

As of late Tuesday, the search has been suspended for the night with no sign of Metcalfe.

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CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) -- We're tracking the search for a man, police say, tried to break into a home in Clay County.

The Clay County sheriff says police are looking for Quentin Metcalfe.

They say Tuesday afternoon they found him trying to break into a home in the burning springs area.

Deputies say Metcalfe had two guns with him and ran into the woods, where they've been searching for him since.

The sheriff says no shots were fired.

"We've had deputies on some of the other roads here ... had some k-9 units out here also looking for the individual ... and like i said hopefully we can contain him in a particular area until we can find this individual," Sheriff Kevin Johnson.

The sheriff says metcalfe has multiple warrants on him, and people living in the area say he's been a problem there for a long time.


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