WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (FOX 56) — A man is charged with attempted murder after an alleged fight Sunday in Williamsburg led to a dangerous chase.

According to an arrest citation, an officer with Williamsburg Police Department received a call about two men fighting at Grumpy’s BP saying one pulled a gun on the other. When an officer arrived, they found 21-year-old Torey D. Loftin, of Montgomery, Alabama, inside a vehicle.

Police reported when they approached Loftin, he said, “It wasn’t like that,” and sped away, almost hitting an officer who was in front of the vehicle. While leaving the parking lot, he struck a blue SUV with two adults and three juveniles inside.


The citation said Loftin then drove onto northbound I-75 where he threw a firearm out the window that was later recovered by authorities. Once in custody, Loftin said he stole the gun and had smoked marijuana earlier that day.

Police reported finding marijuana and THC gummy packs in the vehicle.

Loftin was booked into the Whitley County Detention Center on Monday. Court documents show he is being held on a $75,000 cash bond.

According to court documents:

  • First-degree wanton endangerment
  • Two counts of attempted murder
  • Receiving stolen property (firearm)
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Tampering with physical evidence
  • Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance
  • First-degree fleeing evading police
  • Failure to wear seat belts
  • Two counts of failure to or improper signal
  • First-degree robbery
  • Careless driving
  • Two counts of first-degree criminal mischief
  • Failure of owner to maintain required insurance
  • Failure to produce insurance card
  • Four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment
  • Three counts of wanton endangerment — police officer