Clark man indicted for assault with knife

Published 12:55 pm Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A Clark County Man was indicted Thursday after he allegedly cut another man on his legs following an altercation.

Kim D. Dearing, 46, of 208 Yorktowne Drive, was indicted for a single count of first-degree assault for the July 30 incident.

According to Winchester Police, the incident occurred near Church Alley in downtown Winchester. Detectives said Dearing and Mark Wooten got into an argument which led to a physical altercation. Wooten told police he punched Dearing and got into a fight. After the fight ended, Wooten said Dearing cut him on both legs.

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Detectives said Wooten could have died from bleeding from this wounds, and that it took 40 staples to close his injuries.

Dearing told police two people assaulted him. He said he then followed his assailants up the alley as he called 911. Dearing said he was attacked again, when he started swinging a knife but did not know if he injured anyone.

The Clark County grand jury also indicted two people for allegedly shooting at a house and a vehicle earlier this summer. Crayvone Richie, 21, and Justin Meadows, 23, both of 134 Strode Station Circle, were indicted for five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Richie was also indicted for receiving stolen property – firearm.

Winchester Police officers responded to a report of shots fired at 5 Bon Haven Ave. around 1 a.m. Aug. 12. Officers found 10 ammunition casings at the scene as well as bullet damage to a car and a house. One of the bullets lodged in an interior wall of the residence. No one was injured, but five people were in the home at the time.

The following indictments were returned by the Clark County grand jury.

— Michael Woosley, second-degree escape, second-degree persistent felony offender.

— Crystal Hurt, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, prescription controlled substance not in proper container, first-degree promoting contraband.

— James L. Mingua, second-degree escape, second-degree persistent felony offender.

— Timothy Vancleve, flagrant non-support, second-degree persistent felony offender.

— Eric S. Rogers, flagrant non-support.

— Christopher D. Poole, first-degree criminal abuse.

— David C. Crowell, fourth-degree assault, violation of EPO/DVO, alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct, teroristic threatening, third-degree assault, first-degree persistent felony offender.

— Chuck G. Webb, first-degree criminal abuse.

— Andrew Edens, second-degree burglary, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree promoting contraband, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree persistent felony offender.

— Brandon D. Martin and Benita Tolson, first-degree burglary (Martin), receiving stolen property – firearm (Tolson), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (Tolson), first-degree persistent felony offender (Martin).

— Robert T. Pittman, receiving stolen property.

— Justin Blake Meadows, receiving stolen property – firearm, carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

— Johnny Clark, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, second-degree persistent felony offender.

— Byron D. Babb, second-degree criminal trespass, first-degree fleeing or evading police, third-degree assault.

— Daniel Smith, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (two counts), possession of marijuana.

— Darrin R. Tays, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (two counts), possession of drug paraphernalia.

— Delina R. Sons, first-degree bail jumping.

— James Jointer, first-degree bail jumping, second-degree persistent felony offender.

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email or call 859-759-0051.

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