Two arrested following assault in Laurel County

Two people face assault charges following a beating and stabbing Sunday night in Laurel County.

Deputies tell us 67 year old Junior Cornett beat 46 year old Beverly Ellis and held a knife to her throat.

It happened at a home on Edge Water Road near Corbin.

Ellis told police Cornett stabbed her in the leg with pruning shears.

However, Cornett told police Ellis also beat him in the fight.

Both face assault and domestic violence charges.

Cornett faces an additional charge of wanton endangerment.

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