POLICE: Louisville dad took kids on 'erratic' trip to Greenwood Boat Docks
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man with a shotgun was arrested Monday afternoon, after police say he took his two children from his wife's home and took them on a bizarre, "erratic" ride to the Greenwood Boat Docks.
According to the arrest report, the incident began just before 1 p.m. at the home of the suspect, 29-year-old Jack Fey, and his wife, on Ashlawn Drive, just south of the intersection of Blevins Gap Road and Dixie Highway.
Police say Fey's wife called them to report that he had taken his children from their home. She claimed he was high on heroin, when he placed a sawed-off shotgun on the dashboard of his vehicle and pointed it at her home. As his wife yelled, he left with the kids in the car.
A few hours later, just after 4 p.m., police received a call about a suspicious man near the Greenwood Boat Docks. Callers said the man was traveling with two children and a woman in a Red Chevy Cruze. Witnesses told police the man was "acting erratic" and going door-to-door in the nearby area asking for gas money.
Witnesses said the man had a young child with him and asked neighbors to throw the child in the pool because she was hot. Those witnesses then told the man to leave their property.
When police arrived, they found Fey under the influence of an unknown drug.
The woman who was with him told officers she didn't know Fey. She said she met him earlier in the day at Medora Park, when he asked her for a ride to pick up his children. She said when he put the children in her car, he placed a sawed-off shotgun in her trunk.
Officers found the sawed-off shotgun in the trunk, just as the woman described. Police say Fey is a convicted felon and is barred from possessing a firearm.
Fey was arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and endangering the welfare of a minor. He is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.
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