One Man Arrested, Another Hospitalized Following Shooting

By: Heather Haley Email
By: Heather Haley Email

One man is in jail and another man is in the hospital after a shooting Friday night in Knott County.

Police say it all happened in the Topmost community on Potato Branch Road. Officials say 44 year old Kanawha Slone shot Richard Collins on Slone's property.

Officials say Slone is being held at the Kentucky River Regional Jail in Hazard on assault charges.

Isom Slone is Kanawha's father and he says Kanawha was home with his family when the shooting occurred.

"As far as I know he's alright, but he's kindly upset because of what happened and everything," Isom said.

State police say Richard Collins was flown to the U.K. Trauma Center and is in stable condition.

The case is still under investigation by Kentucky State Police Detective Chris Collins.


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