Paducah man arrested for alleged assault | Crime
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - A Paducah man has been arrested for an alleged assault.
On June 25 around 4:10 p.m., the McCracken County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to an assault at a home on Sunset Drive. When the arrived, deputies say they found James Edward Stroud, 50, of Paducah standing at a neighbor's home next door. They say he had moderate cuts to the top of his head, along with moderate swelling.
Robert D. Cox, 45, was charged with an unrelated bench warrant for original charge of wanton endangerment second offense and assault second offense (Class C felony).
Stroud told officers he got into a fight with Danny Cox at the home. Stroud told them that he and Cox had a verbal argument about rent money and what Stroud was going to do to pay him back. He said he was trying to load up some of his personal items outside of the home when Cox hit him from behind with what he described as a wooden, "police-style," baton. He said he turned around and faced Cox, but was barely able to see him because of the injury.
According to Stroud, he told Cox to put the baton down, but Cox continued to swing at him, brushing him with the baton and hitting him once more in the left shoulder.
Deputies say Stroud was able to run from the home to the next door neighbor's house to call law enforcement.
According to deputies, when they arrived, they learned Cox may have barricaded himself inside his home and that also had an unrelated warrant for wanton endangerment.
Deputies entered the home, but were unable to find Cox because he had ran from the scene.
Later that evening, officers say they found Cox at his mother's home on the same property as his home. Cox was arrested for the unrelated warrant and assault.
The sheriff's department said Cox denied knowing anything about the incident and said he did not wish to speak to deputies in an interview attempt.
Cox was charged and taken to the McCracken County Jail.
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