TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Stabbing investigation and arrest in Adair County
Date of News Release: 10/30/2010
(Adair County, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police in Columbia are investigating a stabbing that occurred on Hwy 1952 in Adair County on October 29th at approximately 9:00 P.M. Upon arrival KSP units discovered John Haskiell, age 48, of Columbia with apparent stab wounds. Mr. Haskiell was transported to Westlake Regional Hospital by EMS and later airlifted to U of L hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
It was discovered through investigation that Derak Janes, age 49, of Columbia had stabbed Mr. Haskiell. Mr. Janes was subsequently charged with assault 1st degree and lodged in the Adair County Jail. Detective Jamie Richard is investigating the assault. KSP was assisted on the scene by Adair County EMS and the Adair County Sheriff's Department. The investigation is ongoing.