WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon October 4, 2004
Charges Pending Against Barricaded Man
Bowling Green, KY – State and federal authorities are considering what charges a Smiths Grove man will face after a three day stand-off.
41 year old Russell Sublett surrendered Saturday after barricading himself in an unoccupied house Wednesday and shooting at federal agents who were trying to apprehend him.
Sublett was taken to The Medical Center in Bowling Green where he's listed in stable condition.
No law enforcement authorities were injured during the stand-off.
Sublett charged authorities while he was armed Saturday afternoon. An ATF agent fired once, striking Sublett in the right shoulder to halt his advance.
Authorities later resumed discussions that led to Sublett's surrender.
Sublett had holed up in the house after fleeing from state police and ATF agents Wednesday. The agencies were preparing to serve a search warrant at Sublett's home, but he fled in his vehicle.
Officers tried to stop him with stop sticks which partially disabled his car and it crashed into another. He then got out of his car and exchanged gunfire with officers. Sublett was hit during the shootout.
He then carjacked a passing vehicle and crashed it into the house in Warren County.