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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A former Indiana State Trooper is behind bars in Harrison County.
Harrison County sheriff's officials say Raymond Hunt was arrested early on Oct. 12 after an incident at a home on Whiskey Run Road.
Brenda and Garry Shaw, and their two granddaughters, say it all started with the sound of gunshots after 12:30 Friday morning.
When 28-year-old Raymond Hunt, a former Indiana State Trooper, started pounding at the window and holding his phone up, Brenda Shaw says she thought he was a neighbor.
"He said let me in. And I said, okay wait a minute. As I opened the door he barged in," says Brenda Shaw.
They say they quickly realized once they opened the door that it wasn't a neighbor. They say Raymond Hunt was very intoxicated, armed with a gun, and was waving it around. The family says they had never seen him before.
As Garry Shaw talked him into turning the weapon over, that's when his wife called 911 for help.
While that was all happening inside, Brenda Shaw says she took her two grandchildren to hide out from the former state trooper in a nearby camper.
"He went and sat down at the kitchen table and said you might want this too, and gave me the rest of the gun," says Garry Shaw.
Authorities with the Harrison County Sheriff's Department then stepped in.
"He was very intoxicated. He was taken to the hospital where he was given medical clearance," says Sheriff Rod Seelye.
Raymond Hunt now faces numerous charges including burglary, criminal confinement, residential entry, criminal recklessness with a firearm, pointing a loaded firearm and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
It was only recently on October 5th that authorities say he resigned his position with ISP.
Authorities with ISP say he was being investigated for violating department policies. That investigation ended when he turned in his resignation.
Garry Shaw says that conversation never came up while the former trooper was in his home, but says Hunt did have a few things to say.
"I've been here before. I don't know how I got here. Where am I, but yet, he drove his car to the backyard and parked it. He's from up around Indianapolis. Why is he back here on the back roads of Harrison County," says Garry Shaw.
Indiana State Police say Hunt, who is a Plainview, Indiana resident, had been assigned to the Indianapolis post.