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Assault charge leads one man to jail and a woman in the hospital with severe trauma in Knox County

Updated: May 18

From The Knox County Ky Sheriff's Department -

David Gray - KCDC

On Saturday May 16 just after 8PM, Deputy Elijah Broughton responded to an assault report in the Lick Branch area of Flat Lick, KY.


Deputy Broughton and Sgt. Carl Frith found a female victim at the location with severe trauma and bleeding. Further investigation revealed that the assailant, 64 year old David Gray, who lives nearby had come to her residence intoxicated and armed with an ax.


Gray approached the female and proceeded to swing the ax at her head, she was able to block the ax, but received severe injuries in the process. Deputies tracked Gray to his residence where they had to make entry and arrest him.


The unidentified victim was taken from to scene by Knox EMS for a scene flight and flown to UK Medical Center for treatment.


Gray was arrested and lodged in the Knox County Jail charged with Assault 1st Degree. He is being held on a $50,000 cash bond.

Assisting in the investigation and arrest was SGT. Carl Frith

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