Press Release

Whitley County Sheriff Dept.

Around 5:30 p.m. December 10, 2017, the sheriff’s department responded to a Whetstone Road residence after receiving a report that a man was under the influence of methamphetamine and had threatened to kill a family member.

Deputy Jonas Saunders arrived and learned that Teddy Veach, 37, was in an outbuilding. Dep. Saunders was advised that Veach had a pistol and had fired a shotgun in the residence.

Chief Deputy Tim Baker, Dep. Jason Strunk and several Kentucky State Police Troopers responded. The effort to get Veach out of the outbuilding and into custody lasted for approximately 90 minutes.

Once arrested, a .38 caliber revolver was located in one of his pant pockets. On his person were assorted pills. Inside the residence was the shotgun used to threaten the family member. A wall inside the residence and a door to the outbuilding showed signs of being shot by a shotgun.

Veach is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree wanton endangerment, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, public intoxication and resisting arrest.

Sheriff Colan Harrell commends all law enforcement involved. “Anytime you can resolve a violent situation without force, you’ve gone above and beyond.”