A former Danville police officer has been jailed on assault-related charges involving a shotgun, less than five months after he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and wanton endangerment.
According to files obtained in the Boyle County District Clerk’s office, Ryan Hundley, 32, was arrested at 7:31 p.m. May 21 by the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office.
A complaint alleges that shortly after midnight May 21, Hundley grabbed a person in a chokehold and threw the person to the ground, then sat on top of the victim, continuing the chokehold the person. According to the complaint, Hundley eventually got up, and the victim attempted to call 911, but Hundley again used a chokehold.
When the victim stated plans to call 911 again, Hundley allegedly grabbed a shotgun and threatened to kill the victim before police arrived.
The victim contacted other people, who argued with Hundley before he left on foot.
Hundley was being held Friday in the Boyle County jail. He is charged with fourth-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening, second-degree criminal mischief and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to the jail’s website, the bond is a cash, no-contact bond for $7,500.
Hundley entered a guilty plea in January in a case involving a February 2016 crash, in which he was driving under the influence. According to police, Hundley was driving east on Ky. 2168 when he lost control and caused a two-vehicle crash.
No one had serious injuries, according to initial reports, but Hundley and his passenger, Saun Boyd, were taken to a hospital.
Hundley resigned from the Danville Police Department in March 2016. The other driver, Dwayne Brown of Danville, filed a lawsuit against Hundley in July.
Hundley had been placed on administrative leave for a time in November 2015 after allegedly stopping a school bus to confront a child who had been involved in an incident with his daughter.