Bardstown Police find illegal drugs, money after bloody home invasion
BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- Gunfire, illegal drugs and thousands of dollars in cash. Bardstown Police say it all happened at a home with a 10-year-old inside.
Police were called to a home on Atlantic Court after the gunfire started, but surprisingly, when officers arrived, they found lots of blood but no victims.
On Tuesday there was still lots of blood and glass on the ground outside the home.
"And there was an obvious blood trail that you could see, you know, the front through the house and out the back," said Bardstown Police Capt. Tom Roby.
When officers arrived at the home Monday afternoon, the homeowners were missing.
"Officers then made a quick search of the home, looking for any potential victims, any potential gunshot victims, it was obvious that something had happened," Capt. Roby said.
Inside the home, police say they found $29,000 in cash, 400 grams of cocaine and a weapon.
"Street value approximately a hundred dollars a gram so you're talking $40,000 street value of cocaine," explained Roby.
A short time later, police say someone returned.
"Officers were notified that a black male wearing a bloody shirt was trying to climb over the back fence of the property."
Roby says the man in the bloody shirt was Christopher Scotty Sheckles.
"We think he was trying to climb back over the fence and try to ease in there and get the dope and slip back out," said Capt. Roby
He says Sheckles had not been shot but did have a pretty big cut on his face, and he's also no stranger to police.
"He has an extensive criminal history, he has multiple convictions for trafficking cocaine, so we are very familiar with him."
Before he was taken to the hospital, Sheckles gave police his side of the story.
"His story was that two unknown black males wearing ski masks came to the residence, demanded money, a struggled ensued," said Roby.
Police say Sheckles also admits there was a child in the home and that he fired two shots at the men.
"Mr. Sheckles' statement was that he was worried about the child when he was being assaulted and that's why he obtained the handgun because this stuff happened in front of a 10-year-old child."
Right now, Sheckles is not in jail but the homeowner, Willa Stivers, is. She's facing several drug charges.
Police say Sheckles has been released from the hospital and is expected to be charged in the near future.
Bardstown Police also want to hear from anyone who may have information about what happened or the two suspects who left the scene.
You can contact the police department at 502-348-6811.
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