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Letcher County Assault 1st Investigation

Date of News Release: 04/27/2009

(Hazard, Ky.) -- A 25 year old Letcher County man is wanted by the Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard as the result of a stabbing that took place in the Blackey community of Letcher County. On April 25th, 2009 KSP in Hazard was notified of an altercation that had broken out on a mountaintop mining site off Carbon Glow Road in the Blackey community of Letcher County. During this altercation Dustin K. Caudill pulled out a knife and stabbed Robert Michael Joseph Arredondo, age 32 of Blackey, KY approximately 5 times. The victim was transported to the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital by the Letcher ambulance service where he was treated for his injuries. A warrant for the arrest of the alleged perpetrator Dustin K. Caudill of 673 Carbon Glow Road Blackey, Ky Date of Birth: 3-31-1984 has been issued charging him with Assault 1st Degree along with several other charges. The perpetrator Dustin K. Caudill is a white male with brown hair and brown eyes, 5'9" tall approximately 156 pounds.

Trooper Ben McCray, U/357 is in charge of the investigation.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Dustin K. Caudill is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard, KY at 606-435-6069.

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