Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Assault arrest in Rowan County
Date of News Release: 07/02/2011
(Morehead, Ky.) -- On July 2, 2011, at 2:33 AM, KSP Post 8 in Morehead received a report of an assault involving a knife from Morehead Dispatch on McBrayer Road in Clearfield. Trooper Michael Wathen, Trooper Whitney Howard and Trooper Daniel Armstrong responded to the complaint. Tommy L. Garris assaulted Joseph N. Fultz with a knife. Mr. Garris was located at a residence on North Blair Street and taken into custody without incident by Trooper Michael Wathen and Trooper Joshua Preece. Mr. Garris was charged with Assault 1st Degree and lodged in the Rowan County Detention Center. The incident remains under investigation by Trooper Michael Wathen.