An Elizabethtown man shot by a state trooper after allegedly throwing a knife is now lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center following his release from a Louisville hospital.
Gerald R. Scheppa, 53, faces a charge of third-degree assault. He is scheduled for video arraignment today in Hardin District Court.
According to a citation, troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 4 responded Sunday night to Scheppa’s Hodgenville Road residence on a welfare check. Police said family members reported Scheppa made suicidal remarks.