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Man indicted for assault second in beating of woman

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A Bardstown man was indicted Feb. 7 by a Nelson County Grand Jury on a charge of second-degree assault from a 2017 incident. According to the indictment, on or about Dec. 2 to 5, 2017, Joseph Bernard Bryant, 47, struck and hit a woman in the had, face, neck, arm and back area with a broom and a chair. The alleged assault caused serious physical injury to the victim.

Bryant’s bail was set at $25,000 cash only, plus conditions. His arraignment in court is scheduled for Feb. 22.