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Man charged with manslaughter after Meade County deputy dies

Posted at 10:09 PM, Sep 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 13:14:21-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE)  — A Meade County deputy died from a medical emergency after getting into a fight with a suspect on Saturday night.

According to a press release from the Meade County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Chris Hulsey was issuing a search warrant at around 6:20 p.m. on the 1200 block of Greer Road in Payneville.

WAVE 3 News reports that the sheriff’s office says Hulsey saw the suspect throw a small container into the weeds. Once recovered, the item was determined to be a metal film canister with two small bags of suspected methamphetamine.

While attempting to arrest the suspect, identified as 48-year-old Terry Gonterman, Deputy Hulsey “went hands on with Gonterman to place him in custody.”

Following the fight, Hulsey fell to the ground and appeared to have trouble breathing, Gonterman’s arrest report stated.

Two detectives on scene issued CPR until Deputy Hulsey was transported to Harrison County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to Supporting Hero’s Eric Johnson, Hulsey suffered a heart attack.

Gonterman is being charged with manslaughter, trafficking, assault and possessing drug paraphernalia.

The sheriff’s office says Hulsey saw the suspect throw a small container into the weeds. Once recovered, the item was determined to be a metal film canister with two small bags of suspected methamphetamine.
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