Man shot in Lyon County standoff faces attempted murder charge

Kentucky State Police say 51-year-old John C. Smith, who was shot after he allegedly pointed a handgun at state troopers at his home to conduct a search warrant on May 9, has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer.

KSP says Lt. Trent Weaver charged the Eddyville man with three counts of the attempted murder charge, as well as one count of first degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and possession of a defaced firearm. 

Smith was hospitalized on May 9 after he was shot by a trooper when, police say, Smith pointed a weapon and a laser device at troopers. KSP says Smith was arrested Wednesday after he was released from Lourdes hospital.

Smith was jailed in the Marshall County Detention Center. 

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