Man shot by deputy still in hospital, served mail theft warrant
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY – Thomas Myers, the man shot by a McCracken County Sheriff’s Department deputy Friday in Lone Oak is in critical but stable condition Monday night.
Kentucky State Police say Detective Ryan Norman pulled the trigger after Myers picked up a weapon. Norman is on paid administrative leave, which is normal in these situations.
Investigators say Norman was on North Concord Avenue to serve Myers a felony arrest warrant. The charge is mail theft.
Around 2 p.m. Monday, a state police investigator was able to serve Myers on the mail charge in the hospital.
We haven’t gotten access to the warrant, but Stephanie Taylor, Myers’ neighbor, says he stole a package from her mailbox. She provided us with surveillance video from across the street showing what appears to be someone removing a package from her mailbox.
The video is dated around 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 21. Taylor says it was her father’s medication, which was sent to her home because he’s out of town. It wasn’t a pain medication, according to Taylor. She says it is medicine for a thyroid condition. “He’s OK, but he needs medication. That was the main reason that police were involved is because we needed the medications back,” she says.
For Taylor, it wasn’t easy to hear gunshots next door. She felt responsible. She says all is forgiven. She just wants the medicine back. “I just hope he’s OK, you know? Even though he did wrong, I just hope he’s okay after all of this,” she says.
Kentucky State Police Post 1 spokesperson Jody Cash tells us the agency is not able to release specific details about what kind of weapon Myers picked up.