Pulaski man arrested, accused of firing shots into trees near campers

jcheves@herald-leader.comMay 28, 2012 

Paul Mark Nicely didn't live up to his name Saturday night, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

At 9:22 p.m., three deputies responded to a report of shots fired at campers 15 miles east of Somerset on Ky. 934. The campers — four adults and five children — said a man with a high-powered rifle, a shotgun and a pistol was firing live ammunition into the trees surrounding them.

Deputies said they found Nicely, 57, of Somerset, nearby, riding a dirt bike in circles. They chased Nicely through a field and to his home, where he finally was stopped after a fight that required police to use a taser on him, deputies said, Seized during the arrest were 60 firearms as well as large knives and ammunition.

Nicely was charged with nine counts of wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest. He remained in the Pulaski County jail Monday without bond.

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