TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Adair County Man Charged with Assault 1st
Date of News Release: 02/28/2014
(Columbia, KY) - 28-year-old Eric Melton has been arrested and charged with Assault 1st Degree following an altercation with his half -brother, 34-year--old Brian Fletcher. Both men are from Columbia. Post 15 received the call at approximately 3:30 PM on Thursday, February 27. At the time of the call, Fletcher was being treated for multiple stab wounds at the Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia. He was treated and released. A warrant was issued for Melton, who was arrested in Russell County at 6:14 PM CST. He was lodged in the Adair County Jail. Tpr. Kenny Brown and Tpr. Nick Hale are investigating.