Paducah man arrested, person of interest in several ‘gun-related incidents’

Paducah man arrested, person of interest in several ‘gun-related incidents’
Ricky Rashaad Cole is a person of interest in two shots fired-related cases.

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - A man was arrested for having a stolen gun. Deputies say he is also a person of interest in several gun-related incidents.

On Jan. 8, deputies were called to a disturbance on College Ave. in Paducah.

While there, deputies spoke with 24-year-old Ricky Rashaad Cole. He was found to have a loaded gun. Cole, who is a convicted felon, is prohibited from having a gun.

He was arrested by deputies at that time.

Detectives and agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms continued the investigation into the gun and found that the gun was stolen.

According to the sheriff’s office, Cole is also a person of interest in several reports of shots fired throughout McCracken County. The first incident happened on Nov. 29, where gunshots were fired between several people in Lone Oak. Another incident happened on Dec. 20, in the 600 block of College Ave., when a man was shooting at a car. No injuries or property damage was reported during the incidents.

Cole was taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail where he was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Anyone with information on these events or Cole is asked to call the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, the Paducah Police Department or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Paducah office.

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