Man with gun arrested after stand-off on I-24 in Lyon Co.

Dean D. Adornato, 26 of Nebo, Ky., was arrested following a stand-off on I-24 with law...
Dean D. Adornato, 26 of Nebo, Ky., was arrested following a stand-off on I-24 with law enforcement in Lyon County.(Source: Kentucky State Police)
Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 10:48 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2021 at 10:40 AM CDT
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LYON COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Kentucky State Police Post 1 has released details concerning their request to shutdown Interstate 24 on Wednesday night, September 8 in Lyon County.

KSP said they needed to have all lanes of I-24 clear of traffic due to a man holding a handgun and walking westbound down the roadway with a flashlight near the 51 mile marker.

This is near the Lyon-Caldwell County line.

Trooper got the call to the area shortly before 9 p.m. and after learning the man had a gun, they asked the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) close the interstate.

KSP said the Hopkins County man fired the handgun multiple times toward the ground and in the air.

After talking with law enforcement for more than an hour, the stand-off ended with the man taken into custody.

Dean D. Adornato, 26 of Nebo, was booked into the Christian County Jail and charged with three counts of wanton endangerment 1st degree and possession of firearm by convicted felon.

KSP said neither Adornato nor any law enforcement officers were injured during the stand-off and officers did not discharge any weapons.

After his arrest, Adornato’s vehicle was found on a side road near I-24.

All lanes of I-24 were reopened before midnight.

During the closure, KYTC crews diverted drivers to alternate routes.

KSP Post 1 was assisted at the scene by KSP Post 2, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Eddyville Police Department, Trigg County Sheriff’s Office, Lyon County Highway Department and Lyon County EMS.

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