A Hopkinsville man was arrested at around 9:30 p.m. Thursday on Greenville Road after being involved in a vehicle accident and allegedly firing a handgun, according to a Christian County Sheriff’s Office press release.

The release states that following an investigation, deputies determined Robert Wagner, 52, Hopkinsville, was driving on Greenville Road in the area of Cave Street when he allegedly fired a handgun into the air just before crashing his vehicle.

The release continues to state that upon deputies speaking with Wagner, they observed that he allegedly had red, glassy eyes, slurred speech and had an odor of alcohol coming from his breath.

Wagner was transported to Jennie Stuart Health after sustaining back injuries in the accident, where he was treated before being released and transported to the Christian County Jail.

Wagner was later charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, first-degree wanton endangerment and driving while under the influence.

In other reports:

  • William K. Carneyhan, 30, Hopkinsville, was arrested at 11:45 a.m. Sunday while at South Virginia Street on charges of tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana and first-degree possession of methamphetamine following a disturbance call, according to a Hopkinsville Police Department report.
  • Robert Preston, 47, was arrested at 3:15 p.m. Sunday in the area of Faircourt Drive for theft by unlawful taking over $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly stealing items from a vehicle on Kenwood Drive early Sunday morning, according to an HPD report.
  • Samuel Long, 42, was arrested just after 6 p.m. Saturday while on West Seventh Street for first-degree possession of meth, according to an HPD report. Long was also served a warrant for failure to appear, the report added.
The following information was obtained through police, police reports or the Christian County Jail. Readers are reminded that a charge is only an accusation and everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law

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