Physical Altercation Victim Airlifted to UK Medical Center


A man was recently arrested in Laurel County after a physical altercation with another male subject.

The incident happened at around 11 AM on April 21. The Laurel County Sheriff’s office was dispatched to a fight complaint off Vaughn Ridge Road at 6 AM.

According to the sheriff’s office Facebook page, a 32-year-old male victim was found with life threatening injuries to the head, face and back. The victim was treated at the scene and had to be airlifted to University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington for further treatment.

Police say that there had been a physical altercation involving the two male subjects there. A knife was recovered from the incident.

25-year-old Charles Ray Vanover was charged with first-degree assault for causing serious injuries to the victim. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.