Wanted Lexington man found 'hiding at a family member's home'

kward1@herald-leader.comSeptember 3, 2013 

Lexington police have arrested a man accused of shooting at a woman soon after he was released from jail on Wednesday.

DeShawn McMullen, 20, was found "hiding at a family member's home" just after 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release. He was arrested on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, violation of a Kentucky emergency protective order and menacing.

Police had been looking for McMullen since last week, when they say he got out of a black SUV and fired a gun at two people standing on the sidewalk outside 2424 Woodhill Drive.

Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said McMullen had been released from the Fayette County Detention Center earlier that day. Roberts said she couldn't reveal the reason he was being held then.

While he was in jail, McMullen sent threatening messages to a woman who had a protective order against him, Roberts said. When McMullen stopped his SUV on Wednesday on Woodhill Drive, he apparently confronted the woman, leading to an altercation that eventually involved other people, Roberts said.

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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