DCSO: Owensboro Man, Upset Over Sexual Assault Allegations, Threatens to Shoot Self

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Shortly before 5:30 Sunday evening, Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Deputies say they responded to a report of a man making threats with a handgun.

This happened in the 6700 block of Lamplight Circle in Owensboro

Authorities say that allegations of sexual assault were being made against 61-year-old Ricky Goatee, by a victim under the age of 12.

Police say Goatee became upset, grabbed a handgun and threatened to shoot himself.

Prior to the deputy arriving at the scene, authorities say Goatee stepped outside his residence and fired a round from his .40 caliber handgun into the air, then returned to his trailer.

Deputies say they negotiated with Goatee via telepone for several hours.

Goatee finally agreed to exit the trailer, and was taken into custody without further incident.

Goatee faces charges of Sexual Abuse and Wanton Endangerment.

He’s currently being held at the Daviess County Detention Center.

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