Monday morning about 9:00, as Grayson County Sheriff Rick Clemons and Grayson County Jailer Jason Woosley were traveling to Caneyville to search for Detention Center escapee Elizabeth Woosley, they received a call from central dispatch saying that a subject was at the 4-way stop in Caneyville waving a gun and threatening to kill anyone who came by, as well as any law enforcement personnel he might encounter.
When Clemons arrived at the scene, Robert Allan Carter, 32-years-old of Caneyville, was standing on the sidewalk at the 4-way with a gun in his possession. Clemons immediately called for assistance.
According to Clemons, a “16 to 18 minute standoff” then began. In the interim, Caneyville Police Chief Anthony Clark, as well as Special Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Stanton, arrived on the scene.
During the standoff, law enforcement officers attempted to persuade Carter to put the gun down. After several minutes, Carter did lay down the gun, and was placed in handcuffs by Stanton and Clark.
The reason for Carter’s behavior was, according to Clemons, an EPO served to him by Sheriff’s deputies on Sunday night, after Carter assaulted his wife.
Carter has been charged with disorderly conduct and terroristic threatening, but more charges are pending. He is currently being held in the Grayson County Detention Center.