KSP: Lee County man opened fire on deputies during pursuit

Keith Bradley (Photo: Three Forks Regional Jail)
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BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) – A Lee County man is behind bars after reportedly opening fire on deputies during a pursuit Friday night.

Kentucky State Police say they were contacted by Kentucky Fish & Wildlife around 11:00 p.m. to investigate the incident.

Troopers say that a Lee County deputy had attempted to pull over 43-year-old Keith Bradley on a traffic violation. Rather than stopping, investigators say Bradley began leading the deputy on a chase, while firing several gunshots at his pursuers.

Bradley reportedly got onto Butler Ridge Road, where he attempted to hit Fish & Wildlife officers with his vehicle. The officers returned fire, after which Bradley crashed into a garage.

He was taken into custody and taken to the Three Forks Regional Jail, where he is charged with wanton endangerment of a police officer, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, fleeing and evading, terroristic threatening, possession of methamphetamine, and various traffic violations.

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