Bond set for Kenny Bartley, ordered released into father's care

Bond set for Kenny Bartley, ordered released into father's care

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Kenny Bartley (Source: Campbell County Sheriff's Office) Kenny Bartley (Source: Campbell County Sheriff's Office)

By STEPHANIE BEECKEN
6 News Reporter

LAFOLLETTE (WATE) - Bond was set at $2,000 Monday afternoon for Campbell County school shooter Kenny Bartley, and he was ordered released into his father's care after allegedly threatening to kill his father Saturday night.Bartley, 22, is charged with domestic violence by assault, resisting arrest and escape.

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According to an arrest report released Monday, the Campbell County Sheriff's Office says it was called to the home Bartley shares with his father on Imperial Heights Lane around 11 p.m. Saturday. Bartley's father reported his son had threatened to kill him over a set of vehicle keys and he was in fear for his life.

Bartley's father told 6 News he was trying to keep his son from driving under the influence.

Deputies found Bartley in the home and asked him to keep his hands where they could be seen. Bartley instead put them in his pockets and asked to speak with his attorney.

Deputies told Bartley he was under arrest and took him to their patrol car, at which point deputies say Bartley pulled away and attempted to flee.

Officers were able to chase Bartley down and bring him back to the patrol car. Bartley then began to fight with the deputies, kicking and attempting to head butt them.

Deputies then deployed a stun gun on Bartley's left leg. He then began to cooperate and was placed in the vehicle. Bartley then started trying to kick the windows of the patrol car.

Officials say Bartley appeared to be under the influence and was unsteady on his feet. He was then booked into the Campbell County jail. 

At a court hearing Monday, Bartley was given $2,000 bond and ordered released into his father's care. During his release, he will not be allowed to possess a firearm or consume alcohol or any other controlled substance.

A court date was set for July 11.

Bartley recently spent eight years in prison for killing assistant principal Ken Bruce in 2005. In February, a new jury found him guilty of reckless homicide which carried a sentencing of three years. 

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He got out of prison on time served. 

Bartley spoke to 6 News shortly after the hearing, saying he regrets what happened with his father and that he was going to get help. He also spoke about his future goals.

"To become a successful member of this society, do the right thing and get away from the life I have lived all the way up until now," he said.

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