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Assault In Letcher County

Date of News Release: 07/06/2007

(Hazard, KY) - On 07/05/07 at approximately 22:37 hours Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a 911 call stating a domestic was in progress in the McRoberts Community of Letcher County.

Letcher County Sheriffs Department, Neon Ambulance Service and Troopers arrived at the scene and preliminary investigation determined that a verbal argument occurred between Carlene Tackett and Clyde Maggard Jr. Ms Tackett retrieved a knife and assaulted Mr. Maggard. Mr. Maggard also assaulted Ms. Tackett during the altercation.

Mr. Maggard had fled the scene prior to officers and EMS arrival. While police were attempting to locate Mr. Maggard in the area, another call came in stating he was back at the residence and the two were fighting again.

Police and EMS arrived back at the scene and Mr. Maggard was transported to the Whitesburg ARH for his injuries sustained in the altercation. Ms. Tackett was taken into custody and charged with Assault 1st degree. Mr. Maggard was also arrested after being treated for his injuries and charged with Assault 4th degree (domestic violence). Both parties were lodged in the Letcher County Jail. The incident remains under investigation by Tpr. Ben McCray.

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