TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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Assault 1st (felony) arrest in Grayson, KY
Date of News Release: 01/18/2011
(Ashland, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police in Ashland have arrested a Carter County resident on Assault 1st (Class B felony) charges stemming from an altercation that occurred on January 13, 2011 at the residence of the perpetrator at State Highway 1662 in Olive Hill, KY. Eric Price, age 23, was arrested without incident in Grayson, KY yesterday around 4pm.
Devin Estep, age 38 of Cranston Road Morehead, KY received multiple lacerations and broken bones to his facial region after being assaulted by Price following a verbal argument. Price allegedly used a baseball bat to strike Estep after the two got into a physical confrontation.
Estep was taken to St Clair Hospital in Morehead for treatment. Troopers are still attempting to determine the motive for the altercation since both parties described different accounts of what exactly occurred before and during the altercation.
Price was lodged in the Carter County Detention center.
The case remains under investigation by Trooper Jack Hedges.