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Ky. Man Wanted For Shootout With Fish & Wildlife Arrested In Tenn.

Posted at 3:27 PM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 15:27:03-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WNKY) – A man accused of engaging in a shootout with a Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife officer Dec. 20 is now custody.

According to WNKY, Gary Ranburger was arrested in Tennessee.

The incident happened earlier this month in Morgantown.

Butler County emergency dispatch called Kentucky State Police at 1:55 a.m. Dec. 20 to a domestic dispute at 2969 Brownsville Road near Morgantown.

A Department of Fish & Wildlife officer, Jonathan Barks, was close by and responded to assist. When he arrived he, officials say he immediately encountered Ranburger, who police said was armed with a gun outside of the home, Hodges said.

A confrontation ensued and multiple shots were exchanged between Barks and Ranburger.

Ranburger was taken to a Nashville, Tenn. trauma center where he was treated. Wednesday, he was taken into police custody in Tennessee on a fugitive from justice charge, according to online detention center records.

His bond in Tennessee is set at $250,000. Ranburger will either have to waive extradition or Kentucky officials will have to motion a Tennessee court to extradite Ranburger.