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Estranged Husband Takes Wife Hostage After Gunfight Inside Her Home

Madison County, KY – A woman was taken hostage by her estranged husband Thursday morning after he forced his way into her home and got into a gunfight with her friend, according to police.

The incident occurred west of Richmond at approximately 9:30 a.m. on April 28 at a residence located in the 1000-block of Mule Shed Lane, WKYT reported.

Amanda Edington, who lives at the residence, was inside with her son, James Spicer, and her friend, Hogan Rose, when Tommy Edington showed up, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).

Tommy Edington is Amanda Edington’s estranged husband, WKYT reported.

She also has a protective order against him.

Amanda Edington happened to look outside and said she spotted her estranged husband walking up to her house while carrying a shotgun, WKYT reported.

She, Spicer, and Hogan immediately ran into the master bedroom and locked the door behind them, then hunkered down behind the locked door of the master bathroom, according to investigators.

Tommy Edington allegedly kicked down an exterior door of the home and made his way inside, then fired his shotgun at the closed door of the master bedroom, WKYT reported.

That’s when Rose came out of the bathroom with his own firearm and started shooting back at their attacker, according to the sheriff’s office.

Rose and Tommy Edington were both hit by gunfire during the ensuing shootout, WKYT reported.

Spicer and Rose managed to escape when Tommy Edington stopped to reload, but he was able to grab Amanda Edington as she tried to flee, according to the MCSO.

He proceeded to barricade himself inside the master bedroom with his hostage, where he remained until deputies arrived at the scene, WKYT reported.

Tommy Edington ultimately surrendered and was taken into custody on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, violation of a domestic violence protective order, attempted murder, and burglary.

The suspect was transported to UK Hospital with injuries that deputies said were believed to be non-life threatening, WKYT reported.

Amanda Edington was not physically harmed during the incident.

Rose was treated for his gunshot wound at Baptist Health Richmond and has since been released, WKYT reported.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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