Police subdue man after confrontation

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By John Whitlock

An Owenton man was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill family members and several law-enforcement officers Dec. 3

Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry and Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich confronted Ura W. “Moochie” Wright, 58, about 1:40 p.m. outside a home on Davis Lake Road where Lanny Wright, Moochie Wright’s cousin, lives.

“He (Moochie) had been making threats against his cousins and the police all day,” Gentry said.

Throughout the course of the day, Ura Wright allegedly threatened to shoot Goodrich, Owenton Police Officer Gary Alcorn, his cousins Larry and Danny Wright, and himself.

According to police reports, Ura Wright blamed Goodrich for an accident that happened in 2005.

“He (Ura Wright) was in the house, supposedly asleep, (when officers located him),” Goodrich said.

A family member brought Ura Wright out to talk to officers.

“(Ura Wright) had his hands in his pocket and had been warning people he had a gun,” Goodrich said.

Ura Wright allegedly told police that if he and Goodrich “crossed paths” and he tried to place his hands on Wright’s weapon “they would both go down to the ground.”

While Goodrich continued to talk to Ura Wright about the situation, Gentry snuck up behind the suspect.

Gentry grabbed both of Wright’s arms and pulled them behind  the suspect’s back.

Goodrich then moved forward and pulled a pistol out of Ura Wright’s pants pocket.

Ura Wright was arrested without further incident, police said.

According to reports, the serial number on the .380 caliber pistol was linked to a weapon that had been reported stolen in Corbin.

Ura Wright has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, third-degree terroristic threatening and receiving stolen property.

Police said they are unsure exactly what triggered the threats.

Ura Wright was taken into custody and bond was set at $2,500 cash.