BONNYMAN — According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, 30-year old Derrick Mullins flagged down a car on Shucky Bean Hollow Rd. in Bonnyman on the afternoon of April 26. Three people were inside the vehicle; two females, one of whom was driving, and a male passenger in the backseat. When the car stopped, Mullins allegedly opened the driver’s side door and forced the driver to the ground. Mullins then proceeded to enter the vehicle, at which time he stole a 9 m.m. handgun and $85 in cash.
The sheriff’s department also claims that Mullins pointed the gun to the head of the male passenger in the backseat and pulled the trigger repeatedly. However, the gun did not fire due to the safety being engaged.
Mullins fled the scene on foot. Sergeant Ruey Couch, Chief Deputy Tony Eversole and Sergeant Shannon Woods responded to the scene and searched the area, but was unable to locate Mullins. After a strong campaign by law enforcement, the media and the public to locate the suspect, Mullins turned himself in to police on the evening of April 26. Mullins is lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail.
Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.