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Two arrested after three are assaulted at Millstone home




Police say a man and two women were treated for injuries they suffered after being assaulted in a Millstone home last week.

Kentucky State Police were notified of the assault at the Millstone home of Thomas Bates around 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 22. Police say Bates suffered a cut in his right cheek after he was assaulted with a knife by Frank D. Perry, 52, of 11 High Knob, Millstone.

Police said Alvena Sexton and Lydia Bentley were also assaulted in the Bates home by Martha Taulbee, 32, 68 Rose Drive, Ovenfork. Sexton had a cut to the left side of her neck. Bentley told police she was assaulted with a blunt instrument.

The three victims were treated at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital and later released.

Letcher County Sheriff ‘s Deputy Michael Burton was on his way to Bates’s residence when he was told by a KSP dispatcher that Perry had left the scene driving a white Toyota Camry with the back glass broken out. Burton recognized the vehicle, and he and Whitesburg Police Sgt. Tyrone Fields were able to stop Perry at 2:19 a.m.

Burton wrote in a citation that he could smell the presence of an alcohol beverage on Perry. “When I tried to cuff (Perry) he then tried to push away from me and then I deployed my Taser,” wrote Burton. “(Perry) was unable to do any field sobriety test.”

Fields wrote in a citation that Taulbee, who was a passenger in the Camry, was placed under arrest after having a “strong smell of alcohol on (her) breath.”

Fields said Taulbee began fighting with him and a Kentucky State Police trooper. “Female stated she would kick our ass and beat us,” wrote Fields. “When at the jail (Taulbee) broke away from jailers and began beating head into the wall.”

Perry was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (first offense) and resisting arrest. Taulbee was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and menacing.

The assaults remain under investigation.


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