Kentucky Constable Shoots FBI Agent Trying To Arrest Him

Sandy Malone

A Pulaski County constable shot an FBI agent who was trying to arrest him, and the FBI shot back and wounded him.

Somerset, KY – A Pulaski County constable shot a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent who was trying to arrest him on a federal warrant on Friday morning and the FBI shot back.

A federal grand jury indicted Pulaski County Constables Michael “Wally” Wallace and Gary E. Baldock on a charge alleging civil rights violations on Feb. 27, but the charges were sealed until after both men were arrested, according to the Lexington Herald Leader.

Federal agents went to arrest Constable Baldock at his residence on Mountain View Drive near the airport in Somerset at about 6 a.m. on Friday morning.

Officials said the constable shot the FBI agent who was trying to take him into custody.

Agents returned fire and shot Constable Baldock, according to the Lexington Herald Leader.

An FBI spokesman said that both the constable and the agent were in stable condition at the hospital, but he wouldn’t confirm the identities of either man.

However, the Lexington Herald Leader confirmed that Constable Baldock lived on the street where the shootings occurred.

Constable Wallace’s attorney confirm that his client was also arrested on Friday morning.

The FBI had been investigating Constables Wallace and Baldock for corruption, including discrepancies in the amount of cash and drugs taken from drug dealers versus what was logged into evidence, the Lexington Herald Leader reported.

The investigation stemmed from a complaint by a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who said he had an even $9,000 in his house when he was arrested, but the evidence log showed the constables claimed to have taken only $7,430.

Constables in Kentucky have full arrest powers and are elected to office by the citizens, the Lexington Herald Leader reported.

Constable Wallace was elected in 2006 and, prior to this incident, was widely considered to be a candidate for sheriff in 2022.

The charges pending against the two constables could compromise the prosecution of numerous criminal drug cases.

An FBI mobile command center was on the scene and Kentucky State Police were assisting with the investigation, WVLT reported.

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Comments (30)
MSK
MSK

They go after 70 year old Roger Stone, a white collar criminal with no history of weapons possession in the middle of the night with 30 or more heavily armed agents. Here’s a guy that you know has at a minimum 1 weapon and probably quite a few more. Sooo ............?????

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Frank R
Frank R

@MSK Right? Makes a lot of sense, doesn't it?

NomonK
NomonK

Sorry to have to say this but the FBI had more integrity when Hoover was the Director than they do now.

Constable
Constable

Who says the Constables violated their Constitutional rights regarding search and seizure? Drug dealers, that's who.

Further, knowing how heavy handed Feebies have been in the past, the likely scenario was the probably had a no-knock warrant and went charging through Baldock's door. Put yourself in Baldock's shoes. Here's an experienced law enforcement officer, who served previously with police and Sheriffs departments, who had either personally or assisted in the arrests of many drug dealers and users, and someone breaks your doir open and charges in yelling at the top of their lungs. Neither Baldock or Wallace knew they'd been indicted. Baldock may have been trying to defend his home and loved ones from what he perceived to be a real and present danger.

Had the US Attorney used common sense and called the attorneys who represented the two Constables, they both would have agreed to turn themselves in.

I'm looking forward to hearing both sides of the story. Who wants to bet there's a political motive behind these arrests?

I believe a person is innocent until proven guilty. Let the system work and don't convict someone based on sensationalized newspaper and news program's talking heads or on the scene reporters.

The FBI agent was out of the hospital the same day whereas the wounded Constable is still in the hospital recovering from multiple gunshot wounds.

As Jack Webb used to say, "the facts, ma'am, just the facts."

I for one believe this could have been handled safely, differently, and peacefully had common sense prevailed.

Mike Thiac
Mike Thiac

Morons, this man is going to have an attorney. How about you contact the attorney, arrange for him to surrender at the federal courthouse, be arranged, bail set, etc.

Quasar704
Quasar704

Pretty quiet around here

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Comply and fight it out in court later. Either the FBI guys did a #badannouncement or else the Constable did a very bad thing and should do life for shooting the LEO.

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

maybe we can ad felony assault on law enforcement or attempted murder as well!

Fmwallace
Fmwallace

Wally harrassed me in 2010.. stole money after he lied and arrested me..happy news


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