The Richmond Register

July 8, 2013

Man charged with firing on off-duty deputy

By Sarah Hogsed
Register News Writer

BEREA — A Madison County man was arrested Sunday night and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after police say he fired a gun at an off-duty Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

Teddy Wagers, 64, also was charged with menacing, third-degree terroristic threatening, second-degree disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

An off-duty Madison County deputy sent out a call for backup to Country Estates Drive near Berea at 8:35 p.m. after he reported being fired on, according to Kentucky State Police Post 7 spokesman Paul Blanton.

Country Estates Drive is off Peggy Flats Road just west of Interstate 75’s Exit 77.

KSP troopers arrived at the scene and were able to talk Wagers into putting his gun down, Blanton said.

Blanton did not know why the deputy initially was at the scene. Madison County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Deputy Willard Reardon said the KSP is handling the investigation because the incident involved an MSO deputy.

Reardon declined to name the off-duty deputy who allegedly was fired upon by Wagers.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at or 624-6694.