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Two charged in assault at Sugar Camp Bridge


SALYERSVILLE – One man is behind bars and another is still wanted after an alleged robbery and assault occurred on Dixie last month.

According to the warrant of arrest, Salyersville Police Department Officer Jeremiah Watson was dispatched to the Dixie area of Salyersville on July 27, 2019, regarding a victim being assaulted and unclothed. 

When Watson arrived, the victim was completely unclothed and lying under the bridge on Sugar Camp. The victim was reportedly very disoriented and confused, telling Watson two men came up to him at the park and started accusing him of signing a statement regarding a theft of knives against one of the men, according to the warrant.

The victim further stated that the two men took money from him, as well as his suboxone pills and his clothes and reported to Watson he thought he was going to be raped.

Watson reported in the warrant that the victim had several markings all over his body from what looked to have been some type of weapon, cuts and bruises, swelling to his jaw and above his temple, along with dried blood on his face. He was taken to Paul B. Hall Medical Center by ambulance for treatment.

After searching the area, Watson was unable to locate the men the victim had described and warrants were issued for their arrest.

Timothy M. Ward, 58, of Sugar Camp, was arrested in the IGA parking lot on August 1, and charged with first-degree robbery (Class B felony) and second-degree assault (Class C felony). At press time, he is still being held at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center. A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for August 12 at 9:15 a.m. at the Magoffin County Justice Center.

At press time, Hoker Shane May, 32, of Salyersville, is still wanted in the case. 

Editor's Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


Heather Oney

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