Update (9:45 a.m.): According to the probable cause statement, Ward has been charged with assault in the 2nd degree stemming from an incident on September 2nd. According to the report, Ward was attempting to contact a suspect involved in an earlier dispute when the suspect ran from the scene. Ward chased the suspect for approximately 71 feet before drawing his weapon and shooting at the back of the individual. The man stopped and asked why he was being shot at as Ward continued to point his weapon at him. The officer continued to chase the suspect but was unsuccessful in capturing him. According to the report, Ward had told a witness prior to the incident that he had no problem shooting the suspect. The former cop is being held in the Ray County jail on a $75,000 bond. Ward is the second Carrollton police officer to be charged with a felony in the last six months.
A former Carrollton police officer has been charged with second-degree assault. Lynn Ward, 50, who has a Lexington address, was arrested on the felony warrant Thursday and transported to the Ray County jail. His bond was set at $25,000. Carrollton Police Chief Donnie King confirmed Ward has since been removed from the police force. King did not want to make an official statement at this time.
The charge stems from an incident earlier this month, according to online court records. It is believed Ward was the unidentified officer involved in a shooting on Sept. 2. Those reports have not been confirmed. KMZU News is awaiting a probable cause statement from the Carroll County Prosecutor’s Office and will bring you more information on this developing story as it becomes available.