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Sidney Man Arrested on Several Charges

Date of News Release: 03/08/2013

(Sidney, Ky.) -- On Thursday March 7, 2013 Post 9 Pikeville received a Domestic Disturbance complaint in the Sidney community of Pike County. Kentucky State Police Trooper Jimmy Nolte responded to the complaint. While enroute Tpr. Nolte was notified that the parties had left the residence. Tpr. Nolte was given a vehicle description and shortly after he located the vehicle and parties involved. Tpr. Nolte made contact with Jonathan Thornsbury 29 years old of Sidney, Ky. as he was exiting a business and inquired about the disturbance. Further investigation by Tpr. Nolte revealed a unresponsive female in the vehicle operated by Thornsbury. EMS responded to the location and transported the female to Pikeville Medical Center where she was admitted into ICU for her injuries. Thornsbury was arrested at the scene on unrelated charges and transported and lodged in the Pike County Detention Center. A follow up investigation by Detective Jimmy Anderson led to charges filed on Thornsbury for 1 count Attempted Murder, 1 count Rape 1st Degree and 1 count of Sodomy 1st Degree. This incident remains under investigation by KSP Detective Jimmy Anderson.

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