Man accused of firing shotgun at Lexington officer is indicted

jkegley@herald-leader.comMarch 19, 2013 

A man accused of firing a shotgun at an officer was indicted Monday by a Fayette County grand jury on a charge of attempted murder.

Phillip Preston Resmondo, 24, is accused of shooting at Officer Timothy Ball, who was responding to a reported threat on Jan. 22 at a house on Woodside Circle. A caller had reported that Resmondo had threatened to go to the house and shoot people inside.

Ball arrived at the house, in a cul-de-sac off Malabu Drive, and saw Resmondo outside with a loaded gun. The officer took cover behind his cruiser and Resmondo fired one shot, police said. Nobody was hit.

The indictment also charges Resmondo with two counts of wanton endangerment, because two other people were in the line of fire; criminal mischief for damaging the cruiser; two counts of third-degree assault for fighting with officers; and resisting arrest.

Resmondo is scheduled to be arraigned March 28. He is being held at the Fayette County jail on a $20,500 bond.

Josh Kegley: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety.

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