Williamsburg man receives a 7 count indictment after the attempted murder of sheriff and deputy

A Williamsburg man who is accused of attempting to murder Whitley County Sheriff Danny Moses and Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Baker was indicted by a Whitley County grand jury on Monday, April 18.

Anthony Anderson, 32, was named in a 7-count indictment for charges of Two Counts of Attempted Murder; Fleeing or Evading the Police - First Degree; Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Intoxicants, First Offense; Trafficking in a Controlled Substance -First Degree, First Offense; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, First Offense; and Persistent Felony Offender - First Degree.

According to a press release made by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Chief Deputy Baker and Sheriff Moses received a complaint of a “suspicious person” on March 8.

Deputies located a silver Toyota Celica at a cemetery across from Mulberry Church on Hwy 1064 and located two wanted suspects inside the vehicle.

Before the two were taken into custody, they fled the scene in their vehicle, reportedly dragging Chief Deputy Baker a short distance.

Chief Deputy Baker and Sheriff Moses located the vehicle and the two suspects again on Rock Springs Road.  The driver then “aimed his vehicle, accelerating at a high rate of speed, and struck the Sheriff's car head-on”.

After taking both suspects into custody, Chief Deputy Baker located over four grams of methamphetamine and over $1,200 on Anthony Anderson.

Anderson and the passenger, Madison Miller, 20, of Williamsburg, were both transported to Baptist Health Corbin to be checked out and then taken to the Whitley County Detention Center upon their release.

Miller was released later that day.

Anderson remains at the Whitley County Detention Center.

All criminal defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Samantha Walden, Staff Writer at the Kentucky Daily

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