Bowling Green man who pointed gun at sheriff gets 5 years probation gets five years of probation
Bowling Green resident Leroy Roger Shinn, 55, has been sentenced to five years probation for pointing a gun at Sheriff Stephen Korte outside of his Pike County Road 132 residence last Nov 20.
Pike Circuit Court Judge David Ash also sentenced Shinn to eight days of shock incarceration in the county jail.
Shinn issued an Alford plea to unlawful use of a weapon. An Alford plea is not an admission of guilt but assumes a defendant will be found guilt in front of a jury.
Shinn struck a Fed-Ex driver’s truck and then kept going to his residence, according to court records.
The driver followed Shinn to his home, where Shinn pointed a shotgun at him. Korte arrived at the scene with two other police officers and Shinn pointed a pistol directly at him as well, court records show.
Shinn surrendered the weapon about five minutes later and was taken into custody.
Shinn also pled guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated with prior convictions in the case. He was convicted of DWI in Pike County in 2006 and 2009.
David Bruce Yeager, 44, of Louisiana, has been sentenced to five years probation by Judge Ash for failing to register as a sex offender.
Yeager pled guilty to sodomizing a 16-year-old boy in St. Louis County in 1987, according to court records.
Late last year he moved to Pike County and registered as a sex offender, court records show. Several days later, he was seen driving a personal vehicle that he had not listed on his offender registration.
In late November, Yeager went to the Pike County Courthouse to make changes to his registration and did not list the vehicle again. Authorities arrested him at that point.