Estill County Man Charged with Unlawful Imprisonment Following 911 Call


Estill County officers arrested a man accused of assaulting a family member and holding her hostage in his home.

A call was made to emergency operators before being ended abruptly, according to officials.

The dispatcher called the number back, when a male subject answered. The man, later identified as Steven Deaton, reportedly acted suspicious and a female subject could be heard in the background screaming for help.

Deputies traveled to the residence, where they made contact with the woman who was heard over the phone. The woman, a close relative of Deaton, allegedly begged an officer not to leave the premises. According to the arrest citation, she had visible bruising on her face and hands.

Deaton was arrested and charged with Neglect of an Adult, Unlawful Imprisonment, Assault, and Criminal Abuse.