January 17, 2013

Fights lead to arrests, hospitalizations

By Nita Johnson
Staff Writer

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — A London woman was run over by her boyfriend’s ex-wife, a man was flown to a Lexington for head injuries following a fight with another man, and a woman was pushed into a gun cabinet during a domestic argument.

Those were three investigations conducted by the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office between Friday and Sunday, all of which involved physical violence stemming from altercations.

The first call came on Friday afternoon when Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter, Deputy Robbie Grimes and Constable Tim May went to Old State Road, six miles south of London, to investigate a call about an unresponsive man lying near the road.

The investigation revealed that David Wagoner had allegedly come to the residence of Mike Wyatt, intoxicated and armed with a butcher knife. Wagoner reportedly kicked in the door of Wyatt’s home and threatened him. Welding a piece of wood to defend himself, Wyatt then chased Wagoner out of the house but when Wagoner swung the knife toward him, Wyatt hit Wagoner in the head, knocking Wagoner to the ground and leaving him partially unconscious.

Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County transported Wagoner, who was later airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington for treatment of his injuries.

Just two hours later, around 5 p.m., Poynter and Grimes answered another call in which a woman had been hit by a vehicle. That incident took place on Terrill Road, 11 miles south of London, when Jessica McCormick was involved in a dispute with her ex-husband’s girlfriend, Amber Davis. According to the sheriff’s report, McCormick was picking her children up from Shane McCormick and Davis’ residence when Davis allegedly followed her to her car. The two women had an altercation and as McCormick tried to drive away, her car allegedly hit Davis.

Davis was taken to Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin and was released.

Around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Poynter and Deputy Josh Scott investigated a domestic violence situation on Holly Grove Road, 13 miles south of London, in which a woman was allegedly pushed into a gun cabinet during an argument with 23-year-old Joshua Bignell of Holly Grove Road. The two were reportedly arguing and Bignell tried to stop the female from getting her cell phone. The woman told police she was pushed into the gun cabinet when she tried to leave the premises, although Bignell countered he pushed the female in self-defense. With the female bearing cuts on her arms and a scratch on her back, Bignell was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault, domestic violence, and taken to the Laurel County Detention Center.

The investigations into the three incidents are being continued by the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.