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Williamsburg man indicted for assault with hammer

The Whitley County Grand Jury issued its regular monthly report Monday, indicting a Williamsburg man for assault with a hammer, a Tennessee man for unlawful imprisonment, and an Ohio woman in connection with a police chase involving a stolen vehicle. Read this story and more for...
Posted On 22 Jul 2020

Corbin man arrested Thursday on 2016 assault warrant

A Corbin man was arrested early Thursday morning on a warrant charging him with assault that dates back to 2016. Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Estep arrested Jonathan D. Ragle, 45, at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Incline Road. According to the warrant, which was secured on...

Murder defendant gives judge homework in order to better understand mental illness

Whitley Circuit Judge Dan Ballou got some homework Thursday morning while he was presiding over a case in court. After Jeffery Cole pleaded guilty but mentally ill to murder and second-degree assault, Cole, who has a long history of mental illness – including one time trying...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020

Williamsburg man charged with assaulting his 77-year-old mother

A Williamsburg man was arrested for allegedly beating his 77-year-old mother, leaving her with a broken leg Saturday night. James D. Gipson, 40, is facing one count of second-degree assault – domestic violence. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to...

Woman indicted for assault with a gun, but no one was shot

A Williamsburg woman is accused of assaulting someone with a gun, but she is not accused of shooting anybody. The Whitley County Grand Jury issued its monthly report Monday morning, and indicted Felicia Prewitt, 33, charging her with second-degree assault. On Aug. 14, Prewitt...
Posted On 23 Oct 2019

Lily man charged with assaulting neighbor with wooden spindle

A Lily man was arrested Thursday night after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies say he intervened in a dispute between neighbors by striking one in the head with a wooden staircase spindle. Christopher Vickers, 18, is facing one count of second-degree assault. Deputies were called...

Correction: Anderson accused of assaulting father-in-law with table leg, spitting on jailer

(Correction: The print version of this story and an earlier version of the electronic version of this story incorrectly stated that Anderson had assaulted his father when it should have stated that he assaulted his father-in-law.) A Williamsburg man is being held in the Whitley...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019

W’burg man allegedly assaults his girlfriend with a baseball bat

A Williamsburg man is behind bars in the Whitley County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend with a baseball bat. On July 5, Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Foley arrested Joseph S. Caddell, 43, of Ellison Bend Road, about...
Posted On 11 Jul 2019

Case of Corbin woman accused of biting security guard going to grand jury

The felony assault case against a Corbin woman, who is accused of biting a security guard at Baptist Health Corbin, will be presented to the grand jury. Following a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Whitley District Court, Judge Cathy Prewitt found probable cause to present the case...

Corbin woman accused of biting security guard one week after spitting on deputy

A Corbin woman, who pleaded guilty in Knox County last week to assaulting a sheriff’s deputy by spitting in his face, is now facing an assault charge in Whitley County for allegedly biting and punching a security officer at Baptist Health Corbin. Read this story and more for just...
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