Assault with bat


Man charged with wanton endangerment

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



Charles Phelps


An Evarts man is facing an assault charge after allegedly hitting another man in the head with a bat.

Charles Phelps, 20, was arrested Monday by Kentucky State Police Trooper Michael Cornett.

According to the arrest warrant, Phelps went onto the property where Justin L. McQueen was on April 28. Phelps allegedly assaulted McQueen by hitting him in the head and leg with a bat, causing injury to McQueen’s head. McQueen was transported to Harlan ARH Hospital. He was then transported from Harlan ARH Hospital to UK Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. John Delph, Kelly Delph and Valerie Henry are listed as co-defendants.

Phelps was charged with second-degree assault. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond.

In other police activity:

• Eric H. Simpson, 36, of Wallins, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Lewis on Monday.

According to the arrest warrant obtained by Hurston Simpson, Eric Simpson engaged in conduct that created a substantial danger of death to his father when he cocked a .44 caliber pistol and put it against his father’s forehead and threatened to “blow his brains out.”

Eric H. Simpson was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;

• Jeremiah David North, 28, of Middlesboro, was charged with a probation violation by Probation and Parole Officer Zach Goins. North was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center without bond.

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Charles Phelps
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Man charged with wanton endangerment

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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