Joey Lynn Plunkett (mug shot SCSO)



A man who allegedly tried to set two Stone County deputies on fire January 8th
has been bound over for trial.

At Joey Lynn Plunkett's preliminary hearing last week, Deputy Nathan Boone told the court that he and Deputy Dustin Wells were called to Plunkett's Reeds Spring home for a domestic disturbance.

Kara Nichole Plunkett allegedly told dispatchers that her husband was ramming their mobile home with his truck that contained fuel filled barrels.

When the law enforcers approached the mobile home at 522 Craig Street they found Plunkett walking from the front of the home toward his truck and illuminated him with their spotlights and ordered him to stop.

Plunkett ignored the warning and got into his vehicle and locked the door, according to Deputy Boone.  Boone said Plunkett refused to get out of his locked vehicle and threw the car in reverse, almost striking Deputy Wells.

Plunkett then drove to the back yard where his vehicle got stuck after he hit a swing set.

Plunkett again refused commands to exit the vehicle so the law enforcers broke out the driver and passenger windows, according to court testimony.  At some point during the scuffle, Plunkett allegedly grabbed a glass jar containing fuel and threw it in Deputy Boone's face.

When Plunkett continually refused to exit the vehicle he was tazered, which had no effect on him, according to Boone.  As he was being handcuffed a lighter was found in his hand.

On the way to the Stone County jail Plunkett allegedly told Boone that "he didn't think they were really police officers."

Plunkett, who was placed on probation after pleading guilty to DWI charges last May, was arraigned in Circuit Court this week.  

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