crime and punishment

Versailles, Kentucky’s Bryan Carroll visits University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with firearms

Bryan Carroll (©Fayette County Detention Center)

Bryan Carroll (©Fayette County Detention Center)

Bryan T. Carroll, 44, of Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky, United States was recently arrested. He was charged with 14 criminal offenses.

On March 25, 2021, Carroll visited a family member at the Albert B. Chandler Hospital of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. He entered the hospital with firearms and body armor so authorities were alerted.

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded on scene, WDRB reported. They assisted University of Kentucky officers and Lexington Police and Fire crews.

No one was injured in the hospital but as soon as Carroll left the building, he was arrested. Aside from his body armor and firearms, police also found two suspected explosive devices in his vehicle.

Carroll was booked into the the Fayette County Detention Center in Lexington. He was charged with use of weapon of mass destruction in the third degree, unlawful possession of weapon on school property, five counts of possession of handgun by a convicted felon, two drug counts, fleeing or evading police on foot and resisting arrest.

The Versailles resident may also face additional federal charges. A warrant has been drafted by the FBI and ATF were drafting are still waiting for a signature from a federal judge for execution, FBI spokesperson Katie Anderson told the Kentucky Kernel.


Aside from Versailles, Carroll has lived in other parts of Versailles including Frankfort, Nicholasville and Wilmore. He has been arrested several times in Woodford County and has faced multiple charges including kidnapping, assault, drug and traffic charges.

Founded on June 23, 1792, Versailles is a home rule-class city. It is the county seat of Woodford County.

Since July 2013, Brian Traugott has been serving as the mayor of Versailles. From 1998 to 2002, he attended the University of Kentucky where he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics.

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