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Knott County Assault

Date of News Release: 07/26/2007

(Hazard, KY) - On 07/25/07 at approximately 07:46 am Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a 911 call stating that an assault with a knife had occurred at Angelina Marie Hernandez's resident in the Hindman community of Knott County.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Jesse Anthony Hernandez had entered the residence and stabbed a male acquaintance, Nathaniel Prosser also of Hindman, Ky and then fled the scene on foot. Transtar Ambulance Service transported the victim to Hazard ARH for his injury.

The accused Jesse Hernandez was located and arrested by the Knott County Sheriffs Department and Kentucky State Police and lodged in the Kentucky River Detention Center where he was charged with assault 1st degree. The investigation is continuing by Det. Dean Craft with the Kentucky State Police.

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