Lexington man charged in grocery store attack due in court

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A man, who police say is responsible for a random act of violence at a Lexington grocery store, is set to appear in court Thursday afternoon.

Corey Lane Cummins, 44, is charged with first degree assault after police say he stabbed an elderly woman while she was shopping at the Kroger off Nicholasville Road. Police say he tried to slit the woman’s throat with a knife, but wound up leaving a two-inch cut on her collarbone.

Police say Cummins did not know the woman and his actions were a random act of violence.

Shortly after the incident, police noticed Cummins drawing attention to himself at the scene. According to his arrest citation, Cummins told witnesses, “I did that to her” and “I cut her.” Once he was placed under arrest, police say Cummins asked them questions like “how much blood was there” and “you think she will die?”

Cummins declined WKYT’s request for an interview from the Lexington-Fayette County Detention Center.

He will be arraigned in Fayette County District Court at 1:00 p.m.

Police have not released the victim’s name, but say she did undergo surgery at UK Hospital overnight and is still recovering there.

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