Grand jury indicts 2 for assault
Murray indicted on several charges
Anthony Cloud Staff Writer
Two men accused of assault were recently indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury.
Shawn Casey Hatfield, of Middlesboro, was indicted for second-degree assault and first-degree unlawful imprisonment.
Jonce Logan Adams, 20, of Middlesboro, was indicted for second-degree complicity to commit assault and first-degree complicity to commit unlawful imprisonment.
According to the indictment, Hatfield assaulted alleged victim Aaron D. Patterson by hitting him in the face, causing injuries requiring treatment at Middlesboro ARH and the University of Kentucky.
Adams aided Hatfield in the assault.
The indictment states Patterson was restrained under circumstances which exposed him to a risk of serious physical injury.
Joshua Harris of the Middlesboro Police Department was the case officer.
The man accused of leading Kentucky State Police Trooper George Howard on a car chase was also indicted.
Bobby Murray, 47, of Middlesboro, was indicted for disregarding a traffic control device, failure to or improper signal, reckless driving, first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, first-degree fleeing or evading police, operating on suspended/revoked operators license, failure to produce insurance card, failure to wear a seat belt, possession of an open alcohol beverage container in motor vehicle and for being a persistent felony offender.
According to earlier reports from Howard, KSP was contacted by the Bell County Sheriff’s Department after Murray left a home following a domestic violence complaint was made. Howard said he spotted Murray’s vehicle traveling on U.S. 119.
Howard said he attempted to perform a traffic stop, but Murray then attempted to flee.
During the chase, Howard said speeds hit approximately 100 miles per hour. Murray allegedly came close to hitting several vehicles during the chase.
Murray eventually lost control of the vehicle on U.S. 25E, where he was arrested. An open beer container was found inside the vehicle, police said.
Reach Anthony Cloud at 606-248-1010, ext. 208, firstname.lastname@example.org
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