By John L. Ross
Whitley County deputies searching for a man they believe shot at a grandfather and his young grandchild in 2012 ended their search Monday after the suspect turned himself in.
Sheriff Colan Harrell said Carl W. Scalf, 48, of Corbin, now sits in the Whitley County Detention Center facing two counts of attempted murder and two counts of wanton endangerment.
Harrell said the events began unfolding just before 10 p.m. June 2, 2012, at the Oak Grove School Road residence of Charlene Lowe.
Henderson Day, Lowe’s ex-husband, came to the home for a visit with his grandchild.
Lowe and Scalf lived together as boyfriend and girlfriend in Lowe’s home, Harrell said.
“(He) goes to the front door and knocks, and Charlene (Lowe) opens the door,” the sheriff said. “All of a sudden here comes Scalf from the bedroom with a pistol.”
Scalf demanded Day leave the property.
“Henderson Day jumps into his car to leave,” Harrell said. “And he tried to leave — that’s when Scalf just shot the car up.”
Harrell added that at least one of the shots fired went over the heads of Day and his grandchild.
“There was damage to the left and right side doors of the vehicle, the hood and the windshield,” he said.
After Day began driving away, the situation worsened, Harrell said.
“Scalf then jumped into his own car and started following him,” the sheriff alleged. “He tried several times to run (Day) off the road.”
During the chase, Scalf allegedly rammed his vehicle into Day’s car.
“Day then contacts the Corbin Police Department on the hit and run,” Harrell said.
Deputy John Hill leads the investigation, and both he and Deputy Joe Prewitt responded to the initial call.
Harrell said his whereabouts for the last 19 months were unknown, although the Kentucky State Police received reports of various sightings in and around the Corbin area.
“But those obviously had no results,” he said.
Scalf was indicted for these charges in July 2012, but until he turned himself into the detention center Monday, there was no sign of him, Harrell added.
He remains jailed on a $200,000 cash bond with an ankle bracelet requirement.
By John L. Ross
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