Man holds off deputies in armed standoff

A Bimble man was placed under arrest after shooting at a vehicle with a weapon and barricading himself in his residence for multiple hours, reports the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

On January 20 at approximately 9:30 a.m., Deputy Sam Mullins received information that Christopher Bingham, 41, of Bimble, fired an assault weapon several times into a vehicle on Bargo Loop in Bimble and then barricaded himself in his residence. When Deputy Mullins arrived at the location, Bingham was still inside his residence and would not respond.

Sheriff Mike Smith, Deputy Mikey Ashurst and SGT Carl Frith then responded to the residence as backup. An attempt was made to contact Bingham by utilizing the cruiser’s public address system to no avail.

At approximately 11 a.m., Deputy Mullins obtained an arrest warrant on Bingham for first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree wanton Endangerment.

In an effort to resolve the situation in a peaceful manner, a family member was requested to make contact with Bingham by telephone. Bingham finally agreed to talk to Sheriff Smith and, after over an hour of negotiating, Bingham surrendered to Sheriff Smith at approximately 1:45 p.m. and was arrested on the warrant obtained by Deputy Mullins.

The weapon, an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, used to shoot into the vehicle and toward KY 1304 was located and seized.

Bingham was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.