Versailles man arrested at UK Chandler Hospital,Carroll faces weapons, explosives charges
Updated: Apr 6
Bryan T. Carroll was arrested Thursday, March 25, as he was attempting
to drive away from UK Chandler Hospital, but the work of federal, state
and local police and other agencies was just beginning.
Woodford County Attorney Alan George said Carroll had an outstanding
warrant for failure to appear for a felony drug charge in Woodford
Circuit Court. Versailles Police Chief Mike Murray said Carroll had told
multiple people that he wasn’t going back to jail, and that the
department had been keeping an eye on him. When officers learned Carroll
was going to the hospital to pick up his mother, they alerted UK police,
who arrested him – but for a few hours Thursday, the hospital was locked
down, and Lexington television stations aired footage of a
Officers with the FBI, ATF, state and local enforcement agencies came to
Carroll’s residence at 218 Aberdeen Drive, where he lives with his
parents. They began searching the house and property, traffic was kept
away, and nearby residents were evacuated or told to stay inside.
According to the Woodford County Detention Center, from February 1996 to
September of 2019, Carroll was sentenced to a total of 164 days in jail
in Woodford, Fayette, Scott and Jessamine counties. He pleaded guilty to
or was convicted of a wide variety of criminal offenses, including
multiple counts of terroristic threatening, violation of a Kentucky
emergency protective/domestic violence order, fourth-degree assault and
one count of first-degree kidnapping in 2015.
Friday afternoon, Alicia Matthews, who lives about 175 yards away from
the Carroll’s home, said there was a heavy law enforcement presence
there the day before until late that night.
“And then this morning, when I got up, I looked down and the big
spotlights were down there. They had those shining in the house and
there was police tape all around …” Matthews said.
“It’s a very nice neighborhood – it’s very quiet,” she said. “All the
neighbors kind of keep to themselves, but everybody knows enough to know
if someone is going in to somebody else’s house, and I would just never
imagine anything like that going on in this street. But you never know,”
Friday and Saturday, law enforcement officers asked nearby residents to
stay indoors, and as bomb experts swept the house and property, others
conducted several “controlled explosions,” according to the FBI’s
“It’s a little unnerving, but I don’t feel a threat for my life, because
they know what they were doing and they’ve told us that we would be OK
as long as we stayed inside,” Matthews said. “I just hope that they
resolve it without anybody getting hurt and that the young man gets help
…” Matthews said, adding that Carroll’s parents were a super-nice couple.
Friday afternoon, members of the afore-mentioned law enforcement
agencies were there, along with the Kentucky National Guard’s 41st Civil
Support Team, a bomb unit from the Lexington-Fayette County Police
Department and Woodford County fire and EMS departments.
Carroll is being held in the Fayette County Detention Center. He faces
four counts of use of a weapon of mass destruction, five counts of
possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and one count each of
fleeing or evading police on foot, resisting arrest, unlawful possession
of a weapon on school property and first-degree possession of a