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Springfield man arrested in Bardstown case

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By Special to The Sun

 

The following stories originally appeared in The Kentucky Standard in Bardstown.

By Spencer Jenkins
The Kentucky Standard

A suspect was arrested Thursday night in relation to a 48-year-old white male from Bloomfield who was found late Wednesday night in the middle of the street in a pool of his own blood.

Bardstown Police arrested and charged Joshua Issac Hood, 31, of 461 Midway Lane in Springfield, with wanton endangerment and first-degree assault.
Hood was operating a vehicle when the victim grabbed the door to get out of the car, according to a Bardstown Police report. Hood took off, dragging the victim and then running him over on Marvin Downs Lane around 10:52 p.m.
The victim sustained several injuries including a broken nose, broken jaw and a possible fractured skull, according to the report. The victim was taken by EMS to Flaget Memorial Hospital and then University Hospital for surgery.
Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin said he hopes the victim will cooperate now that an arrest has been made.
“I do hope he changes his mind,” McCubbin said. “This isn’t just a sucker punch and a broken nose, and someone should be held accountable.”
As far as Bardstown Police knew, the victim was still at University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries as of Friday.
The victim’s name won’t be released until the final police report is finished.

Man found in pool of blood in street

Unidentified man appeared to be thrown from a vehicle


By Spencer Jenkins
The Kentucky Standard

A 48-year-old white male from Bloomfield was found  late Wednesday night in the middle of the street in a pool of his own blood.
“It appears he was thrown from a vehicle and not hit from a vehicle,” Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin said. “From the evidence and the injuries the man sustained, that’s what we can put together.”
McCubbin said the man was originally taken to Flaget Memorial Hospital, but eventually was flown to University Hospital in Louisville.
The incident occurred in Bardstown on Marvin Downs Lane in the Springhill area around 10:52 p.m.
“We don’t exactly know what happened,” McCubbin said. “He’s not cooperating, but maybe once he realizes how much pain he’s in he’ll start to cooperate.”
Bardstown Police don’t have any leads or suspects at this time, he said. They are also not on the look out for a gray or silver Ford Taurus with front-end damage, as previously reported by a different news agency.
He said the man’s injuries to his head and facial region were traumatic enough to have him flown to University Hospital in Louisville.
“We hope to develop something (leads or suspects) within the next 24 hours,” McCubbin said.
The name of the victim had not been released as of Thursday afternoon.