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Hours-long standoff in Grant County ends with suspect in custody

Investigators said the incident started around 4 a.m.
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Posted at 7:33 AM, May 15, 2023

GRANT COUNTY, Ky. — One person is in custody after an hours-long standoff at a Grant County home, the sheriff's office said Monday afternoon.

John Hodges was taken into custody without incident, officials said just after 3:30 p.m. Monday.

A call came into the Grant County Sheriff's Office at around 4 a.m. for shots fired at a home on Corinth Road. A neighbor who lives on the 5600 block of Corinth Road told WCPO that her son heard multiple gunshots. She also said that another one of her neighbors told her that "it sounded like World War III broke out."

While officials did not say how many people were inside the home at the time of the shooting, they did say no one was injured and that a woman was able to get out of the home safely.

The sheriff's office shut down Corinth Road as they "(tried) to resolve this situation in a peaceful resolution." Drivers were asked to seek an alternative route.

At one point, Colonel Cummins with the Grant County Sheriff's Office said Hodges potentially had multiple guns inside the home.

Nearly 12 hours after the first call came in, the sheriff's office said Hodges was in custody and the road will reopen.

Kentucky State Police, who took over the investigation, said Hodges had an injury not related to the standoff and was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital before going to the Grant County Jail. He could potentially face wanton endangerment and terroristic threatening charges.

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