Six-hour standoff ends peacefully

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By Trey Crumbie

A Saturday standoff ended without incident in Nelson County.

In a Saturday evening phone interview with the Standard, Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said that before 11 a.m., his deputies responded to a domestic dispute involving a brother and sister at 10100 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek, the location of Cheek’s Dairy Farm.

According to a complaint warrant, a man, Brandon Kyle Cheek, 30, became agitated and asked his sister to leave the farm, Cheek’s sister said. As she was leaving in her vehicle, Cheek shot the driver’s side rear tire out. Cheek’s sister and her parents then went to the end of the driveway and waited for police to arrive.

Mattingly said the Sheriff’s Office is familiar with Cheek and that he suffers from a health condition that causes him to be easily agitated.

Mattingly said no force was used.

“Just six hours of negotiating,” he said.

Mattingly said members of the Kentucky State Police, Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and FBI all negotiated with Cheek.

Cheek was taken into custody at about 5 p.m. after agreeing to surrender. He was lodged in the Nelson County Jail and is charged with one count of wanton endangerment.

Cheek has past involvement with law enforcement including speeding.

Nelson County EMS, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Nelson County Fire and Rescue, the Kentucky State Police and the FBI responded.