A hearing was held Friday in regards to a recent psych evaluation for a Barbourville man accused of fatally shooting another man whose vehicle was stuck in his driveway in 2018, though the proceedings were kept private from the public.
Glenn David Powell appeared in Knox Circuit Court for hishearing, which was held privately in the court room of Judge Michael Caperton.
The hearing was held to discuss a doctor’s report regarding Powell’s evaluation results from the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center. However, as the hearing was held privately,no details on the report are available.
Powell is scheduled to return to court May 1 for a status hearing.
On September 19, Glenn Edwards was driving a pickup truck when he suddenly became stuck in a driveway belonging to Powell.
Edwards left his vehicle and went to get someone to help him in getting his truck out of Powell’s driveway.
When Edwards and another individual returned, Powell allegedly told them to leave and went into his home to get a weapon. The unnamed individual fled back to his residence, though Edwards remained at the scene.
Powell then allegedly shot at Edwards, striking him in the back. Soon after, the individual who was helping Edwards returned to the scene with a weapon and was shot at by Powell. The individual shot back, striking Powell in the abdomen.
Deputies with the Knox County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a report of gunfire and requested assistance from Kentucky State Police upon arriving at the scene.
When police arrived, Powell had allegedly barricaded himself inside his home, but eventually gave in to police.
Edwards was pronounced dead at the scene by the Knox County Coroner’s office.
Powell was transported to a local hospital and then later flown to the UT Medical Center in Knoxville for treatment of his gun wounds.
Following further investigation by police, Powell was taken into custody upon being released from the hospital and jailed in the Knox County Detention Center in Knoxville.
Powell was later extradited back to Kentucky, placed in the Knox County Detention Center in Barbourville. He was indicted on charges of murder.
Powell remains in jail under a $500,000 cash bond.