Pizza delivery man in critical condition after being assaulted

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

Kentucky State Police say a pizza delivery man is still in critical condition after a weekend assault.

A general manager at Papa John's in Hazard says the delivery driver is 34-year-old Phillip Slone of Perry County.

Police say Slone suffered trauma to his head when he was beaten by two men.

A pizza delivery to a home on Greenbriar Court in Perry County ended badly for one Papa John's employee.

It all happened Saturday night.

"At approximately 7:45 P.M. the Kentucky State Police received a call that a Papa John's employee had possibly been robbed," said KSP Public Affairs Officer Tony Watts.

General Manager Amanda Wiley says 34-year-old Phillip Slone was beaten, robbed, and his silver 2009 Dodge Journey was stolen.

"He had walked approximately a mile to two miles until one of my other delivery drivers was passing by and seen him and turned around and went back and picked him up," said Papa John's General Manager Amanda Wiley.

Wiley says Slone was too incoherent from his head injury to remember any phone numbers to dial for help.

Another delivery guy brought Slone back to Papa John's. When they realized how much blood there was, they called 911.

"Whenever they got to the store, my team members took quick action and starting holding towels to his head to try to slow the bleeding down," said Wiley.

Police are encouraging the public to call state police post in Hazard with any information.

Slone was taken to Hazard ARH and then flown to UK Hospital.

Wiley says more than 90 dollars worth of pizzas were delivered to the suspect's home.

She also told me that Papa John's is now accepting donations for Phillip Slone and his family. He has three children and one baby on the way.

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