Kentucky State Police responded to an assault complaint regarding a reported stabbing on Island Creek in
last night where they were met by 53 year old James D. Sallette. Pike County
Sallette came out of his house with a firearm and threatened Troopers who issued several commands for Sallette to drop his weapon.
Sallette refused to drop his weapon and pointed it at Troopers who then fired striking Sallette who was taken to
for gunshot wounds. Pikeville Medical
Sallette has been charged with Assualt 1st degree in regards to the stabbing and Wanton Endangerment 1st degree on a police officer, Terroristic Threatening and Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
Troopers involved in the incident were Trooper Ryan Hamilton, Trooper Jamie Rose, Trooper Derek Coleman and Trooper Adam Wright.
The incident remains under investigation.