Kentucky State Police, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department and Caneyville Police Department responded to an active shooter call around 3:30 on Monday afternoon.
According to State Police, Bradley Stephen Farris, 39-years-old of Caneyville, got into a verbal altercation with his father, Abrin Farris (affectionately known as Mr. Abe), in the front yard of the elder Farris’ home at 198 Coats Farris Road, just outside of Caneyville.
The argument escalated to the point of the younger Farris threatening to kill his father. Bradley, who took his father’s handgun, shot at the elder Farris, missing him. According to witnesses, Bradley then took his father’s four-wheeler and told him he “couldn’t do anything about it because I have your gun.” At that point, the younger Farris sped off on the four-wheeler.
Police were called and began the search for the armed and dangerous Bradley Farris, who has been out of prison for only a few weeks. Soon after the arrival of State Police and personnel from the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department in the area of Abrin Farris’ home, Bradley was spotted on the four-wheeler driving down Dog Creek Road.
Upon hearing that report, State Police Trooper’s Scott Rafferty and Charlie Miller left the Coats Farris Road area to go search for Bradley at the Dog Creek Road location, while Grayson County Sheriff Rick Clemons went to the Farris residence. Troopers had no luck in locating Bradley, but as Sheriff Rick Clemons waited at the elder Farris’ home, Bradley came speeding down Coats Farris Road and turned up the gravel driveway toward his father’s house.
Seeing Clemons, Bradley stopped the four-wheeler and pulled the handgun out of his pocket. Clemons, though, was able to take Bradley into custody without shots being fired by either Bradley Farris or Clemons.
Bradley Farris has been charged with wanton endangerment, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and possession of marijuana. He is lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.
Sheriff’s Deputies Adam Cottrell and Joey Beasley assisted in the search and capture of Farris.