Tyler T. Kelley

Tyler T. Kelley

CATLETTSBURG A year or two ago, a picture circulated social media depicting a man choking out a deer on top of a pallet of Ol’ Roy Dog Food inside a Walmart Supercenter.

“You’re not American unless until you’ve knocked a deer unconscious on top of a 50-pound bag of Ol’ Roy Dog Food in a Walmart,” the caption read.

Well, a Boyd County Sheriff’s report just might top that.

It all went down Sunday evening at the Cannonsburg Walmart on U.S. 60 when a drunk 26-year-old Tyler T. Kelley ran over multiple pieces of merchandise in the lawn and garden section, according to an arrest citation. When a state trooper and deputies apprehended him, the Catlettsburg man claimed to have the coronavirus that’s sweeping the nation, the citation shows.

Deputies said Kelley would not cooperate with law enforcement, claiming to have friends on the force who would get him out of any charges.

After donning personal protective equipment, officers tried to conduct a field sobriety test. Instead, Kelley refused to stand up and kept sucking instead of blowing out on the breathalyzer, records show. Upon arrest, Kelley was shown to have a license suspended for DUI, no insurance, an open alcoholic drink inside the vehicle and a pipe packed with marijuana, deputies noted.

Kelley was taken to King’s Daughters Medical Center for treatment, records show.

At the emergency room, Kelley spewed racial slurs and continued claiming he had the coronavirus, according to his citation. He refused to submit to a blood draw, was medically cleared and taken to the Boyd County Detention Center, records show.

Kelley has since been charged with third-degree terroristic threats, first-degree disorderly conduct, first-degree criminal mischief, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-offense DUI and three traffic violations. As of Monday morning, bail has not been set in his case.

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