Harlan woman facing assault indictment


Man indicted for cultivating marijuana

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



Chasity Phillips


A Harlan woman is facing an indictment for assault stemming from an alleged assault in April.

Chasity Phillips, 21, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Evarts City Police Officer Bryan Napier on Saturday.

According to the two-count indictment handed down by the grand jury on Aug. 29, Phillips intentionally caused serious injury to a male on April 13. The indictment additionally states Phillips wantonly caused physical injury to a second person on the same day.

The indictment stems from Phillip’s April 25 arrest on assault charges.

According to the arrest warrant obtained by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Lewis, Phillips went onto one of the victim’s property along with two co-defendants on April 13. She assaulted a male by kicking and stomping him in the ribs, causing serious physical injury. The male was transported to Harlan ARH Hospital for treatment, where he was admitted. Phillips also slapped another person in the face, causing minor injuries.

She was first arrested on assault charges stemming from the alleged incident on April 22 by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Will Pope.

Lewis presented evidence to the grand jury resulting in the indictment.

Phillips was indicted for second- and fourth-degree assault and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on multiple full cash bonds totaling $2,750.

In other police activity, Lester Sargent, 67, was arrested on an indictment warrant on Sunday by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Philip Ely. Sargent was indicted for cultivating marijuana (five plants or more) and third-degree possession of a controlled substance. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,000 surety bond.

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Chasity Phillips
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Man indicted for cultivating marijuana

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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