Police: Man Injured Wife And Teen In Car Crash, Threatened To Kill Officers

Posted at 9:04 AM, Apr 07, 2018

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man is facing a raft of charges in Laurel County after police say he intentionally rammed a car driven by his wife and threatened to kill sheriff’s deputies.

Derek L. McHargue, 27, was arrested Wednesday in Corbin.

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department says McHargue was driving a gray 2005 Chevy Impala on April 2 when he intentionally rammed a gray Pontiac G6 driven by his wife. McHargue’s wife and a 17-year-old girl who was in the vehicle with her were both injured in the crash.

Both were taken to area hospitals for treatment. McHargue left the scene, police said.

Police say McHargue called the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office twice the next day "and threatened to kill all of the deputies that work there, stating he knows where some of the deputies live."

McHargue is charged with first-degree domestic assault; first-degree assault; reckless driving; leaving the scene of the an accident; three counts of third-degree terroristic threatening; and 60 counts of third-degree terroristic threatening.

McHargue was being held in the Laurel County Detention Center.