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Prestonsburg city council votes on changed meeting time

A Pike County man has been charged with assault after police say he used mining equipment to severely beat a woman. Scott Blackburn, 49, is indicted on assault and promoting contraband charges. Police say early Saturday morning, Blackburn was drunk and got into a fight with his girlfriend at their home in Freeburn. Police say during the alleged attack, Blackburn used a coal mine roof bolter extension rod to beat her in the head. The first trooper at the scene said the altercation was so bad, the victim's skull was visible.

Filed under: Pike Co. | Arrests | Violent crimes | Court cases


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