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Trooper Brad Arterburn
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Kentucky State Police
Post 5, Campbellsburg
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Stabbing investigation and arrest in Bedford, Ky

Date of News Release: 11/08/2010

(Bedford, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police have arrested a Garrard County man for stabbing six people in Trimble County on Saturday (11/6/10). Dispatchers at Post 5 received a 9-1-1 call at 3:40 a.m. Saturday morning reporting that a stabbing had occurred at a residence on 216 Clark Road near Bedford. Upon arrival, Troopers discovered a total of six people with stab wounds.

Through investigation, Troopers determined that Aaron Woosley, 25 years old from Lancaster Ky, was invited to a party at the home of Chris Barnes on Clark Road. Barnes, a friend of Woosley's, and several other acquaintances were partying when a verbal argument began between the perpetrator and the group at the party. The verbal argument escalated into a physical fight after Woosley allegedly pulled out a knife. Woosley then allegedly used the knife to stab the injured victims. At some point during the altercation, Woosley armed himself with a sawed-off shotgun. Woosley pulled the shotgun on a person at the residence before being subdued by the group. Woosley received injuries to his face resulting from the group's attempt to bring him under control.

EMS from Trimble and Henry Counties responded and provided treatment at the scene. Four victims (three males & one female) were transported to Carroll County Memorial hospital for evaluation. Doctors at Carroll County Memorial determined that two of the victims (one male & one female) needed further treatment. A male was flown by Air Methods to University of Louisville hospital while the female was transported by ambulance. The perpetrator and one other victim were also transported to University of Louisville hospital by ambulance.

An arrest warrant was issued today for Aaron Woosley after he was released from the University of Louisville hospital. Woosley was arrested and lodged in the Boyle County Jail at 6:23 p.m. this evening. He is charged with six counts of Assault, 1st Degree and Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree. Bond was set at $100,000.

Trooper Josh Noble, assisted by Detective Kevin Johnson, is leading the ongoing investigation.

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