Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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May 8, 2014

Cave City man charged for drug and gun crimes

GLASGOW — A Barren County man faces charges of distribution of a controlled substance and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green.

Timothy Goad, 56, of Cave City, was arrested May 1 and is accused in a criminal complaint filed May 2 by Special Agent Kevin Cruce of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, who claims Goad sold pills and guns to a confidential informant.

According to the complaint, Cruce provided the informant with ATF buy money, which was then used April 10 to purchase 20 5-milligram hydrocodone pills for $80 from Goad at Shelley’s Auto Sales and Service in Cave City, where Goad worked. An hour and a half later, the informant traveled to Goad’s home in Cave City, where the informant bought a firearm for $180. Goad then said he could obtain more firearms from another person, and that he had a pistol kept in a different location.

On April 28, Cruce sent images of three ATF prop firearms to Goad from the informant’s phone. Goad expressed interest in buying the guns, and the informant was sent to Goad’s residence to discuss the transaction. During that recorded meeting, Goad said he would pay $250-275 for the weapons, according to the complaint.

The next day, the informant sent Goad a text message concerning the weapons they discussed the day before.

“The following is a synopsis of the text,” the complaint says. “The CI explained he (source of firearms) wanted $300 for the firearms and he (source of firearms) would be willing to trade for some pills.”

The informant also said they would be available to meet Thursday, to which Goad replied via text with “K.”

On May 1, the informant went to Shelley’s Auto Sales and Service and met with Goad to discuss the price of the firearms, the complaint says. Goad got into the informant’s vehicle and looked at the firearms, and they agreed Goad would pay $200 for the three guns.

Goad then discussed with the CI about being set up in the transaction, and the CI said that if it was a set up then they would both be put in jail.

“Goad then stated it would be worse than that, there would be a killing,” the complaint said.

Afterward, Goad walked away from the informant’s vehicle and officers arrived at Shelley’s Auto Sales and Service to arrest him.

According to the complaint, Goad was previously convicted of second-degree robbery, attempting to escape from a penitentiary, first-degree wanton endangerment and armed robbery.

Goad is scheduled to be arraigned at 10 a.m. May 28 in Bowling Green.

Goad will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal Service pending further proceedings and is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

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