Jamestown man arrested after allegedly firing gun in home with child

Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston said the sheriff’s office arrested a Jamestown man on Monday after allegedly firing a gun in a home where a one-year-old child was present.

James Richard Goins, age 35, faces charges of wanton endangerment first degree (two counts), tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and non-payment of court costs/fines.

The incident occurred Monday afternoon in the Pleasant Hill area of Russell County when law enforcement was dispatched to a residence in the Pleasant Hill area due to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, a woman at the residence told law enforcement that Goins was armed with a gun and had discharged the weapon in the home with a one-year-old child inside.

Law enforcement discovered a bullet hole in the ceiling and found a handgun inside the residence.

Deputies Corey Meyer and Jared Pierce are the investigating officers. They were assisted on scene by Sheriff Polston and troopers with Kentucky State Police.

Polston told WJRS News the case will be presented to a grand jury and further charges are expected.

Goins was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center just before 3 p.m. Monday.

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