HAZARD – A Knott County man was sentenced last week to serve five years in prison for assaulting a deputy jailer.
Christopher Hale, 27, was arrested and lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail in Hazard on July 10, 2012, but it was what happened while at the jail that resulted in a five-year sentence. That’s when Hale, according to the arrest citation, became belligerent and began to fight against two deputy jailers as they escorted him to a detox cell.
During the altercation, one of the deputies, Kenneth Mosley, was struck in the head and seriously injured.
Hale, a resident of the Garner community in Knott County, was indicted on charges of second-degree assault, resisting arrest, and menacing. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to an amended charge of third-degree assault in exchange for a sentence of five years. His sentence was handed down in Perry Circuit Court on Thursday.