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Robbery, Assault and Wanton Endangerment Investigation in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 11/19/10

(London, Ky.) -- On November 19, 2010 at approximately 12:17 AM, Officers with the Kentucky State Police responded to a Robbery, with shots fired, complaint at a residence on Skinner Lane, 10 miles south of London in the North Corbin area of Laurel County.

Upon arrival officers determined that three (3) unidentified individuals entered the residence when one began striking the victim, Dewayne Byrge, 26, of Corbin and demanding money.

During the course of the assault, a single gunshot was fired from a handgun with the projectile traveling through the wall and into a nearby apartment.

Mr. Byre, who was at this residence visiting when the incident occurred, was treated and released at the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin.

Detective Donald Wilson is in charge of investigation and was assisted by Sergeant Steve Walker, Trooper Les Moses, Trooper Don Sivils and Trooper Michelle Lunsford.

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