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Assault 1st Degree In Leslie County

Date of News Release: 07/09/2007

(Hazard, KY) - On 07/07/2007 at approximately 03:11 hours Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call from the Mary Breckinridge Hospital reference having two gunshot wound victims in the emergency room for treatment.

Troopers arrived and identified Robert Burton, age 38 of Berea, KY and Chris Dooley, age 20 of Richmond, KY had received wounds from gunshots. Preliminary investigation indicates that Roger Trent, age 39 of Sizerock, KY had committed the assault.

Both Burton and Dooley were airlifted to U.K. Medical Center from the Mary Breckinridge Hospital. Roger Trent was arrested and charged with Assault 1st Degree (2 counts) and lodged in the Clay County Detention Center. The incident remains under investigation by Det. Clayton Stamper.

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