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Update: Henry County Man Assaulted with Machete

Date of News Release: 05/09/2013

(Shelbyville, KY) -- Troopers with the Kentucky State Police, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, have arrested Donald Austin Broughton, 26 years old from Pleasureville, KY, in connection with the assault on Christopher Cooper on 5/6. Broughton was charged with Assault 1st and Burglary 1st. Broughton was lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center.

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Henry County Man Assaulted with Machete

Date of News Release: 05/06/2013

(Bethlehem, KY) -- A Henry County man was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital this morning after being attacked with a machete at his home. KSP Post 5 received a 9-1-1 call at 5:08 a.m. after the driver of a passing car saw the victim, Christopher Cooper, 29 years old from Pleasureville, KY, standing on the side of Highway 22 in Bethlehem trying to flag cars down. Witnesses stated that a fight occurred outside of Cooper's home with an unknown assailant. During the fight, Cooper was struck in the head with a machete and stabbed in the side. Cooper's injuries are not life threatening.

Detective Tim Moore is leading the ongoing investigation. Anyone with any information on this crime is asked to call the Kentucky State Police at 502-532-6363.

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