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Trooper wounded — woman feared dead — manhunt for gunman along the Cumberland
On-line Update – 7 p.m. March 6, 2008



Above, Russell County Sheriff's Deputies Lee Smith and Clete McAnich aided in the manhunt.

Early reports are that Terry Sawyer fired over 100 rounds at Kentucky State Police troopers. Reportedly, Trooper Jeff Vincent was hit once in the leg.

According to the state police, Terry Sawyers shot the trooper when officers went in search of him and his ex-wife in a remote part of Wells Bottom.

Clinton County Sheriff’s had reported to the KSP that Teresa Sawyers was missing and that she may have been taken by force to that area along the Cumberland River, downstream of Wolf Creek Dam.

Numerous troopers as well as sheriff’s deputies from both counties have been scouring the area since about 2:30 Thursday afternoon, and early reports from the area indicate a helicopter may have spotted a woman fitting Teresa’s description laying motionless in the woods.

As darkness fell infrared search equipment was reportedly being deployed in the area by helicopter and on the ground in the search for a man the KSP is calling armed and dangerous.

It reportedly took two hours to get Det. Vincent evacuated from the  scene and he was taken to the Clinton County Hospital before being transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center at Lexington.

Vincent is reported to have over 15 years experience as a trooper and is a Clinton County native.

There is no official word yet on the condition of the alleged gunman’s ex-wife, Teresa Sawyer.

She had been reported missing early the previous day from her home in Albany.

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