Louisville man arrested after shooting into a parked KSP cruiser in Sulphur

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By Tammy Shaw


A Louisville man was arrested by the Kentucky State Police after shooting into a cruiser parked in Sulphur.

Elijah Malik Bellaphant, 22, was being held at the Jeffersontown Police Department after police suspected him of receiving a stolen 2016 Jeep and allegedly shooting two handgun rounds into a KSP cruiser in the driveway at KSP Trooper Jim Phelps.

When questioned, Bellaphant admitted to driving the stolen Jeep, owned by a man in Cox’s Creek. He also admitted to shooting into the driver’s side window of a KSP cruiser parked on Fox Creek Road in Sulphur on August 28, according to a police report.

Shots hit a riot baton and an Lt. 120 True Speed laser. Damages for the window, baton and laser were estimated at $2,049.75. There is no word at this time regarding the identity of the owner of the Jeep.

A bail hearing was held on Sept. 5 and Judge Dianna E. Wheeler set a cash bond at $50,000.

A preliminary hearing will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Henry County Courthouse in Eminence.