WAYNESBURG — Police have arrested a man after an overnight standoff in Lincoln County.
Sometime before 11 p.m. Monday, Sandra Combs reported her husband assaulted her. Lincoln County Sheriff's Department responded to the home located on Parker Road.
Trooper Paul Blanton, spokesman for the Kentucky State Police post in Richmond, said Timothy Combs began making threats to the deputies, and Kentucky State Police was called for assistance.
Blanton said the deputies left with Sandra Combs before KSP arrived.
Timothy Combs “said that he was going to kill any police officers or law enforcement officers that came to the house," Blanton said.
Blanton said Timothy Combs’ 80-year-old bedridden aunt, Eutheda Detridge, was in the house and officers escorted her out, before making attempts to contact Combs.
"They thought he was inside the residence, but he was in a house adjacent to the property," Blanton said.
Blanton said it is uncertain when Combs left the residence, but police believe it was probably when the deputies left with Mrs. Combs. The standoff ended about 5 a.m. when Timothy Combs came out of the other residence.
He was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening, and first-degree fleeing or evading police.
Blanton said Detridge was taken by emergency medical personnel to Fort Logan Hospital, but it was not clear why at presstime today.
Neither Detridge nor Sandra Combs was injured, according to Blanton’s report.
The case is being investigated by Trooper Eric Taylor.