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Assault Occurs in Leslie County

Date of News Release: 02/04/2008

(Hazard, KY) - On 02/02/08 at approximately 6:20 p.m. Kentucky State Police Post 13 received a 911 call of a possible gunshot wound victim on Middle Fork Road in the War Branch Community of Leslie County.

The caller advised that a subject came into the Asher's Mini-Mart with a gunshot wound to his upper left arm.

EMS and Kentucky State Police arrived at the scene to find the victim Wayne Nantz of Leslie County had received injuries from an apparent gunshot. Nantz was transported to the Mary Breckenridge Hospital and later moved to Hazard ARH for treatment. Preliminary investigation indicates that Cameron Caldwell age 20 of War Branch had fired shots at the victim and 1 round had struck him in the arm.

Caldwell was arrested without incident and lodged in the Clay County Detention Center charged with Assault 2nd Degree. The investigation is continuing by Det. Randy Combs.

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