Cates AustinUPDATE: MORTONS GAP, Ky. (9/13/18) — A 23-year-old Hopkins County man faces a felony charge following a disturbance Wednesday in Mortons Gap.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Will Coursey said deputies responded to the incident off U.S. 41, where the man had a stick in his hand breaking out windows at his grandmother’s home.

Coursey said when they were dispatched, the caller was unsure what weapon was in his hand at the time. Due to the residence being in close proximity to schools, resource officers were contacted and students were placed under “shelter in place” status until the situation was resolved.

According to HCSO, the man was apparently upset with his grandmother over use of a car.

Austin Cates was arrested without incident, and charged with first-degree criminal mischief. He was released from Hopkins County Jail on his own recognizance today.

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U.S. 41MORTONS GAP, Ky. (9/12/18) — A situation that arose in Mortons Gap at a home off U.S. 41 appears to be under control.

Deputies were seen behind the home at 11:25 a.m. this morning to make contact with a man alleged to be disturbed.

It is believed an arrest has been made involving the disturbance.

A witness near the scene said part of the road was blocked off past Hopkins County Central High School due to a man apparently shooting out windows at the home.

A parent said HCCHS and Earlington Elementary were on lockdown.

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