Kentucky State Police in Mayfield last night say they were able to quickly diffuse a situation that could have ended badly after responding to a 911 call concerning a domestic dispute at a Farmington residence.
State Police say the call was received around 7 p.m. and upon arrival of two troopers, the caller had locked herself in her home and the perpetrator had gotten onto a tractor, and was threatening to destroy the vehicles at the residence.
Police also say the perpetrator then fled the scene in a tractor with an attached front-end loader and when attempted to stop the tractor, the perpetrator disregarded the officers’ emergency equipment and continued to travel west on KY 18-90 before exiting the roadway and entering a field area.
On several occasions, the perpetrator attempted to ram KSP troopers, but were able to get out of the way, unharmed.
At one point, the troopers had to fire their service weapons, striking the tractor.
State Police say after the tractor became disabled and the driver refused police commands to exit the cab of the tractor, but was taken into custody after being extracted from the tractor.
45-year old Michael A. Rose was identified at the perpetrator and was charged with 1st degree fleeing/evading police, criminal attempt to commit murder of a police officer and resisting arrest.
Rose remains lodged in the Graves County Jail.