A soap-opera type tale unfolded in Sawyer early Sunday when a man apparently attempted to run over his ex-wife with a vehicle.
Sheriff Waters states Deputies responded to a call concerning a woman being hit by a vehicle on Herman Vanover Road about 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning. The victim had reportedly been run over by her ex-husband, who was armed and apparently threatening to kill everyone at the scene.
When the officers arrived on scene Donald R. Martin, 65, of Cannon, relinquished his weapon and cooperated with police from that point.
Officers found the victim lying on the ground behind a pick-up, complaining of not being able to feel her lower body. She was treated at the scene by members of the McCreary County Ambulance Service and later airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
As the investigation continued officers discovered three firearms, which were recovered and taken as evidence.
Two other subjects at the scene face charges as well in relation to the case.
Lori K. Miracle, 42, of Barbourville, was at the residence at the time of the incident and advised the officer she fired a 357 magnum handgun at the vehicle multiple times, striking it once in the rear bumper and once into the vehicle near where a passenger in the truck was sitting. The bullet passed through the windshield, and did not strike anyone.
Witnesses told the officer Miracle had threatened the passenger in the truck, identified as Beverly A. Ellison, 49, of London, stating she should kill her.
Martin was arrested at the scene and charged with assault 1st degree.
Ellison was charged with possession of a controlled substance after a search of the vehicle located a bottle with a clear plastic bag stuffed inside lying on the passenger seat where Ellison was sitting. The bag contained a brown substance, believed to be drugs.
Miracle was charged with wanton endangerment and terroristic threatening.