Kirksey man accused of waving driver down, hitting vehicle with crowbar

CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – A Kirksey man faces several charges after Calloway County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a man “out of control” in Murray.

Kenneth Roach, 42, of Kirksey faces charges of criminal mischief 1st degree, assault 4th degree (minor injury), strangulation 2nd degree, theft by unlawful taking and public intoxication-controlled substance (excluding alcohol).

Sheriff’s deputies responded to Potts Road in Murray on August 15.

Sheriff’s deputies say Roach waved a driver down. They spoke for a second, and then he began striking the victim’s vehicle with what appeared to be a crowbar, according to the sheriff’s office.

Roach is accused of reaching into the victim’s vehicle, assaulting him and taking his keys.

The victim was able to get away and the suspect was found in the area.

Roach was arrested and taken to the Calloway County Detention Center.

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