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5 arrested in Laurel County after complaint leads to discovery of assault of a 17 year old

From Laurel County Sheriff John Root -

Laurel Sheriff's Detective Kyle Gray along with Detective Sgt. Chris Edwards, Deputy Tommy Houston, Deputy Shannon Jones, Deputy Jamie Etherton, and Deputy Robert Reed arrested three adults and detained two juveniles early Sunday morning September 8, 2019 at approximately 2:39 AM.


The five individuals were taken into custody after deputies were dispatched to a disturbance complaint off Paris Karr Road. When deputies arrived at the scene they located a female subject outside the residence along with a male subject near a Nissan Sentra that had been reported to have left scene and returned. While conducting an investigation with the female subject, she became belligerent with deputies who detected the odor of alcoholic beverages emitting from her.


Once inside the residence deputies found numerous intoxicated adults and juveniles. Deputies learned there had allegedly been a party with drinking of alcoholic beverages involved. Deputies located a 17-year-old male juvenile from Mt. Washington, Ky in a back bedroom unconscious and determined that he had allegedly been assaulted by three individuals inside the residence.


The victim was transported by Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County to Baptist Healthcare hospital and then airlifted to a Louisville hospital last reported on a ventilator with serious head trauma. Some recordings - both text messages and videos - were recovered depicting or describing the assault. One male juvenile intentionally deleted a video of the assault.


Sheriff's investigators charged the following individuals: • Madison Hope Brown age 18 of Liberty, KY found outside the residence near a Nissan Sentra charged with disorderly conduct – first-degree; alcohol intoxication in a public place.

• Brady Tyler Cook age 18 of Danville charged with assault – first-degree; alcohol intoxication.

• John Tyler Masters age 19 of Paris Karr Road, Keavy charged with assault – first-degree; unlawful transaction with a minor third-degree – allegedly this individual brought alcoholic beverages to the residence although no one at the residence was over the age of 21.

• A 16-year-old male juvenile from Danville charged with assault – first-degree; alcohol intoxication.

• A 17-year-old male juvenile from Danville charged with tampering with physical evidence; alcohol intoxication – allegedly this individual intentionally deleted a video of the assault.

All three adult individuals were lodged in the Laurel County correctional center. Photos of the three adult individuals courtesy of the Laurel County correctional center.

One of the two juveniles taken into custody was transported to Breathitt County detention center by court order by Sheriff’s Bailiff Jerry Poynter. The other juvenile was released to parents. Social services assisted the Laurel County Sheriff's office.

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