TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Assault 2nd Arrest in Graves County
Date of News Release: 04/09/2009
(Sedalia, Ky.) -- A Graves County man was arrested earlier this week after he allegedly assaulted his former girlfriend. On Tuesday, April 7th, Kentucky State Police received a report from another police agency to check the welfare of a female in Graves County. The female was believed to be the victim of a domestic assault on April 6th. Trooper Thomas Clifton was assigned to investigate. The investigation alleges that Bryan D. Reed came to the victim's home in Sedalia on April 6th and got into an argument with the female. The argument soon became physical. Mr. Reed is alleged to have hit the victim with a frying pan during the altercation.. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital on Tuesday. The investigation led Trooper Clifton to secure multiple arrest warrants for Reed.
On Tuesday afternoon, troopers began attempting to locate Reed at various locations in Graves County. On Tuesday night, troopers arrived at a residence on State Route 339 in Sedalia. Bryan Reed was located at the home and subsequently arrested. Mr. Reed was charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Terroristic Threatening 3rd Degree, and Criminal Trespassing. Also arrested at that time were two females accused of lying to police about Mr. Reed's whereabouts. Sharron Sowiecki, 48, and Tammy Gilbert, 47, were arrested for Hindering Prosecution and Apprehension 2nd Degree. Mr. Reed was located in a house occupied by Ms. Sowiecki.
All parties were lodged in the Graves County Jail in Mayfield. Both females were released late Tuesday on bond. Reed has since been transferred to the Calloway County Jail where he remains lodged on a $7500.00 cash bond. The Graves County Sheriff's Office assisted State Police in the investigation. The investigation is continuing by Trooper Thomas Clifton with the Kentucky State Police.