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Assault Occurs in Knott County

Date of News Release: 04/02/2008

(Hazard, KY) - On 04/01/08 at approximately 10:00 p.m. the Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a 911 call from Kimberly Owens age 26 of Fisty, Ky. She stated that she had been assaulted by David Jacobs age 23 of Pinetop, Ky and she was following him in a vehicle.

Sheriff Deputy Paul Fields responded to the call as well as the Kentucky State Police. Deputy Fields located the vehicles and conducted the initial traffic stop. Preliminary investigation indicated that Kimberly Owens had sustained a large laceration to the face and Transtar Ambulance Service was dispatched for medical services. The victim was air lifted to Holston Valley Medical Center in Tennessee for treatment. The alleged perpetrator, David Jacobs was taken into custody and charged with Assault 1st Degree and lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Detention Center.

On 04/02/08 at approximately 09:00 a.m. Kristy Arnett age 28 of Hueysville, Ky was also arrested and charged with Assault 1st Degree in connection with the incident. Kristy Arnett was also lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Detention Center. The investigation is continuing by Det. Chris Collins with the Kentucky State Police.

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