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Man charged with cattle theft shot by trooper

October 5th, 2011 2:37 pm by Staff Report

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a trooper from the Bowling Green post is on paid administrative leave after shooting a man wanted on charges of stealing cattle in Tennessee and on drug charges in Kentucky.

State police stopped 41-year-old Scotty T. Reece of Glasgow in an area near the Oakland community Tuesday night, the Daily News in Bowling Green reported (http://bit.ly/q1qMUY ).

Police say Reece jumped out of the vehicle and pointed a handgun at troopers, and Trooper Matt Cardwell fired his service handgun through the cruiser windshield, hitting Reece. Reece was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville with what police said appear to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Reece is charged in Sumner County, Tenn., with cattle theft and manufacturing marijuana. He faces drug charges in Barren, Cumberland and Metcalfe counties.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.bgdailynews.com

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