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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.
Click here to read the initial reporting on this incident by The Kentucky Standard