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A Laurel County man is hit with an ax trying to break up a fight!
Family members say 28 year old Justin Parsons and his girlfriend were in a fight at their home on Locust Grove Road.
The woman's uncle who lived next door, Lowell Huff, tried to intervene when family members say Parsons hit Huff with the ax!
“Me and my mom heard some commotion going on next door and we went outside to see what was going on and we came out here and my mom said, hey calm down, and he came after us with an ax! I guess he just went nuts and my dad, he hit him with the ax.” Ashley Huff said.
Lowell Huff has a gash in his shoulder and is in the hospital but will survive. He told us on the phone, "I think he needs help. I've already forgiven him. I'm not mad at him. I feel sorry for him cause now look at what he's got to live with."
Parsons told sheriff deputies it was an accident, claiming he threw the ax in the air and it hit Huff. Investigators say it does not look like an accident.
"We feel based on the investigation in talking with the victim, it was intentional," said Deputy Gilbert Acciardo with the Laurel County Sheriff's Department.
Parsons is charged with assault and is in the Laurel County Detention Center.