Gunshots land Profitt in jail

Gunshots land Profitt in jail

There are 11 comments on the www.hatfieldnewspapers.com story from May 21, 2009, titled Gunshots land Profitt in jail. In it, www.hatfieldnewspapers.com reports that:

Gunshots at Furnace Junction Saturday night didn’t hit anybody, but landed the shooter in jail. A uniform citation written by Estill County Deputy Brad Smith states that he arrested Michael D. Profitt, 52 and charged him with wanton endangerment and criminal mischief after he fired a pistol and a shotgun at his neighbor, Dallas Abney’s truck.

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Staci

Carrollton, GA

#1 May 21, 2009
Dear Editor,
As a phone witness to the Profitt shooting, alleged argument I would
like to clarify a few of your details in this story. I am the biological
daughter of Michael Profitt and on the day of this incident I phoned him to
check on him after I heard about the previous night's tornado. While having a
conversation with him, I suddenly heard another voice begin screaming at my
father over an earlier incident where his pigs had gotten into the neighbor's
yard, I asked my father who that man was and was informed it was Dallas Abney.
After the screaming I heard a scuffle over the phone which I found out later was
Mr. Abney hitting my father with a grubbing hoe handle. I stayed on the phone
and continued to hear Mr. Abney scream at my father. My father then stated to
Mr. Abney to go on and get your gun you chicken ****. There was then more
movement and then I heard my father tell someone he was getting a gun because he
was just hit over the head. I then heard three shots fired and then tires
squealed. I then asked what had happened and my father told me that he had shot
the window out of Mr. Abney's vehicle. He then stated he needed to contact the
police and our conversation ended. I am very disappointed with the Sheriff's
Department for not also arresting Mr. Abney for assault or contacting me due to
my witnessing the event by phone. My father was on our property and the earlier
incident had no bearing on Mr. Abbey. I am also disappointed with the Estill
County jail because I called on Monday to let them know that my father is an
epileptic and to ask them to make sure he had medication for his illness. On
Tuesday morning I was informed by a family member who had heard it over the
scanner that he was taken by ambulance to the hospital due to having a seizure.
No family member's were notified that Mr.Profitt had been taken to the hospital.
I just thought a few things needed to be clarified in your article. I am still
however anxiously awaiting the investigating officer's telephone call.
Thank You,
Staci Profitt Montgomery
As an update the deputy did finally give me a call, but only after I left him a message to call me.

“I don't do sarcasm.....but. ...”

Since: Jan 09

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#2 May 21, 2009
Article was written by Hatfield Newspapers, any requests to edit the article should be directed to them. I just find the stories and post the stories I feel to be relevant/interesting to Powell County.
Staci

Carrollton, GA

#3 May 21, 2009
My letter appeared in the newspaper this week, at least the paper edition. Just thought I would also add it here so everyone could see the rest of the story. Thanks for posting.
powder puff

United States

#4 May 22, 2009
Somebody comes to my house and hits me over the head with a club, I'd shoot their ass off too if I could get to a gun. It's called self-defense and it's legal!
Justice

Georgetown, KY

#5 Jun 9, 2009
powder puff wrote:
Somebody comes to my house and hits me over the head with a club, I'd shoot their ass off too if I could get to a gun. It's called self-defense and it's legal!
Well , I will have to disagree , because I as a disabled older woman was also assaulted in the home I had been renting from (certain indivuals). They were the landlord and grown son-in-law . They came to put a filter in my vent (I had done it for 5 years myself) I was on my couch asleep and was in a tee-shirt , I asked that they leave after I realized her son-in-law was with her and they had used a key to come inside without my consent . I was very embarassed due to not having enough clothes on . I asked them to leave 10 times in 3 minutes , and she informed me that , they could come into the house anytime they wanted without notifying me . I stood my ground as her son-in-law chocked me / shoved me backwards numerous times . I finally realized that things had gotten out of control and I needed to fight back or I would end up crippled for life due to my back problems . So I grabbed a small baseball bat and started swinging , then they left . The police was called by the both of us . Police reports were made , no one went to jail .I had too go to the hospital because of the chocking and shoving that I recieved from them , neither of them were hurt. I had lived there for 5 long years without one bad word between us . But after this incident I had to move out (my choice). There were no issues over past rent . So exactly 34 days later I heard A knock on my door and it was the police .. there to arrest me for assulting them . They have alot of money and status in the community , I had been charged with felony warrants . I was in jail for 3 long days with a cash bond on me at $40,000.00 .But when I went in front of the judge she seen how wrong everything was and how it had taken place , in fact the officiers did not even have any warrants to show me upon my arrest , she re-posted my bond at $100.00 and I went home , and later on my court date I did plead guilty , only because I had to defend myself against two people that had bardged in on me and (put me in that situation) I recieved 2 years probation(unsupervised)..... where is the justice in that ? When you can not defend yourself in your own home . These people did not even show up in court against me . I did not file charges on them because they beat me to the courthouse . The justice is not the same in every county !!!!! It was to apparent in my case .So good luck to the Profit family (I do hope you get the right kind of Justice) for your fathers defense . I know how he feels .
i know both of them

Barbourville, KY

#6 Jun 10, 2009
personally i think mr. profitt should have kept his damn pigs out of brenda's yard or none of that would have happened.
powder puff

United States

#7 Jun 10, 2009
I would have to agree with you on that part of it.
i know both of them wrote:
personally i think mr. profitt should have kept his damn pigs out of brenda's yard or none of that would have happened.
Staci

Carrollton, GA

#8 Jun 10, 2009
Well Mr. Profitt had went over and offered to pay for the damages, unfortunetly Mr. Abney had no bussiness getting involved in the matter after Brenda had already contacted the police. Pigs or no pigs Mr. Abney had no right to hit my father over the head with a d*mn hoe handle no matter the reason.
well

Richmond, KY

#9 Jun 10, 2009
I would've shot somebody that hit me in the head with something too. A hoe can be and is just as deadly as a gun. Sounds like self defense to me.
powder puff

United States

#10 Jun 10, 2009
No one should not be able to be safe in their own home.
Staci wrote:
Well Mr. Profitt had went over and offered to pay for the damages, unfortunetly Mr. Abney had no bussiness getting involved in the matter after Brenda had already contacted the police. Pigs or no pigs Mr. Abney had no right to hit my father over the head with a d*mn hoe handle no matter the reason.
Linda

Georgetown, KY

#11 Jun 16, 2009
powder puff wrote:
No one should not be able to be safe in their own home.
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THANK YOU !!!!!

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