The Kentucky State Police are investigating the shooting that happened in the Clarkson area late Wednesday evening that led to the arrest of Lee.
A 911 call was received from the Ex-Clarkson Police Chief reporting he had been shot.
According to a report from State Police Public Relations Officer Steve Pavey, Lee reported he heard a knock on the door of his residence and when he answered it there were shots fired and the shooter turned and ran from the house.
Grayson County Sheriff Deputies as well as state troopers responded to the call.
When police arrived they found Lee, 37, had been shot twice, once in the left shoulder area and once in the lower abdomen.
“Lee was very sketchy about what he remembers,” said Kentucky State Police Detective Aaron Gebhart. “From what he has told us were able to determine that the shooter used a small caliber hand gun, shot Lee and ran.”
Police interviewed neighbors and searched the area but found no evidence as to who the shooter was and why Lee was shot.
“We have spoke to local law officials and as far as we can tell there was no one out there that had a vendetta against Lee,” said Gebhart. “We were able to recover one of the bullets but as of right now I have not interviewed the treating doctor and I am not sure if the second bullet was recovered at the hospital.”
Lee was transported from his home at 44 Troutman Lane to the St. Benedict Church where a Grayson County Emergency Medical Service ambulance met the helicopter from Life Net.
He was then flown to the University of Louisville Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Lee was released from the hospital on Thursday afternoon and transported to the Grayson County Detention Center by Deputy Sheriff Robert Jackson around 3 p.m. Thursday.
Police had been searching for Lee since a warrant was issued for his arrest on January 7 after failing to appear in circuit court.
Circuit Judge Bruce Butler had issued the warrant for his arrest after he failed to appear in court for a review of his probation.
Lee was indicted on possession of weapons by a convicted felon charges by the Grayson County Grand Jury the day before.
As part of his probation, that stemmed from two felony charges, in which he pleaded guilty in April of 2008, Lee was not to have possess any weapons
According to court reports, Lee was sentenced to one year in jail that was probated to five years after pleading guilty to the charges of tampering with physical evidence, theft by unlawful taking over $300 and first degree official misconduct.
In November Lee called and asked his probation officer if he could hunt with black powder rifles. He was reminded that one of the conditions of his probation was that he was not allowed to have any weapons.
Then in December court records show the probation officer received information that Lee had purchased pseudoephedrine and ammonium nitrate. Based on these events Lee was sought for questioning.
When officers appeared at his residence in Clarkson Lee signed consent and his home was searched.
Weapons were found in the basement and in an upstairs bedroom. A total of seven rifles, six shotguns, two crossbows, two compound bows and one .25 caliber handgun were found. Several alcoholic beverages were also found at Lee’s home.
The original charges stem from a six-month investigation, which culminated in Lee’s arrest in June 2007.
The investigation proved that Lee, who had been dismissed as Clarkson Police Chief in early January 2007, had received almost $2000 in cash recovered cash from Detective Todd Cave of the Hardin County Task Force in November of 2006.
The money was never logged into the evidence locker and there was no record of the cash being entered into the evidence log.
Lee was indicted by the Grayson County Grand Jury on June 5, 2007 and arrested on June 17.
According to a report made by Kentucky State Police Officer Davy Norris, Lee stated his son found the missing evidence the previous Friday, June 15, in his toolbox.