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Perry County Woman Charged with Assault 1st Degree

Date of News Release: 07/05/2014

Vicco, KY - A Perry County woman faces Assault 1st Degree charges after an altercation that happened along a surface mining road in the George's Branch community of Perry County. Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard was notified at 2:38 A.M. of the incident after Sonya Caudill, age 25 of Viper, KY arrived at the Hazard ARH Emergency Room with a puncture wound to her neck. Troopers from Post 13 responded to the hospital and through their investigation located and arrested Betty Jo Fields, age 25 Viper, KY walking along South Kentucky Highway 15 in the Happy Community Of Perry County. Details of a motive in this assault are still under investigation at this time. Betty Jo Fields has been lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail charged with one count of Assault 1st Degree. The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time and Trooper Josh Richardson is in charge of the investigation.