TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Assault 2nd Degree Arrest in Muhlenberg County
Date of News Release: 07/23/2009
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- On Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at approximately 1:16 p.m., troopers from the KSP Post 2 Madisonville and deputies from the Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Department responded to a fight call on Croxton Lane in Belton. The fight was between two, adult males. Upon arriving, officers learned that Richard Croxton, age 47 of Belton, KY, and Vincent Baker, age 40 of Belton, KY, had a verbal dispute that escalated into a physical confrontation. During the physical confrontation, the two men were wrestling on the ground. At which time, Mr. Baker sustained a broken ankle. Muhlenberg County EMS transported Mr. Baker to the Muhlenberg Community Hospital for treatment. Mr. Croxton was arrested without incident and charge with Assault 2nd Degree, a class C felony. He was lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.