July 7, 2014

Man allegedly assaults wife at workplace


A domestic dispute became public after a man went to his wife’s work place and allegedly assaulted her.

Earl Jackson, 37, of Cherry Avenue in Corbin, is set for a pretrial hearing in Laurel District Court on July 15 on charges of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence to the victim, and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

The incident happened on Sat., June 28 just before 6 p.m. at a Marathon station on U.S. 25-W, 11 miles south of London. Laurel Sheriff’s Deputies Robbie Grimes and Charlie Johnson, along with member of the Corbin Police Department, responded to the call where an assault in progress between a Marathon employee and her husband was taking place. Deputies learned that the victim had been physically assaulted by Jackson prior and she had moved out of the residence. 

When she saw Jackson pull into the parking lot of the station that Saturday evening, she ran to hide in the bathroom. Jackson, however, was persuasive enough to lure her out of the bathroom on the pretense that they “talk.” That didn’t last long, however, as he allegedly began hitting her again and tried to carry her out the back door of the business. 

Other employees and witnesses at the scene said Jackson used his eight-year-old son as a lookout, telling him to watch for the police as he was assaulting his wife. 

Jackson fled the scene just minutes before Laurel deputies arrived; however, his flight was short-lived as Corbin Police officers stopped and detained him until deputies could arrive and place Jackson under arrest. Social services were called to the scene to assist with the child’s placement after Jackson’s arrest.

Jail records show that Jackson was released from the Laurel Detention Center on Tuesday, July 1 under $1,000 cash bond on the condition he have no contact with the victim.

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