Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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Elizabethtown Man Charged With Assault 1st
Date of News Release: 09/03/2013
(ELIZABETHTOWN, KY.) – On Sunday, September 1, 2013 at approximately 11:24 p.m. EST, Kentucky State Police Post 04 received a call in regard to a stabbing that had just occurred on First Street in Elizabethtown. When responding units arrived they found the victim, Darren Peters (24) of Elizabethtown, had been stabbed multiple times and had gone to a neighboring residence for help. He was transported to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Rodney Woods (34) of Elizabethtown admitted to stabbing the victim but claimed self defense. After speaking with the victim and witnesses, the claim of self defense was refuted. Mr. Woods was taken into custody and charged with Assault 1st Degree. KSP was assisted on the scene by Hardin County EMS. The incident is still under investigation.