LONDON, Ky. (KT) – Five teenagers were charged stemming from an incident at a home south of London that left another teen seriously injured.
Laurel County Sheriff John Root reports deputies responded to a home on Paris Carr Road, not far from the Keavy community, around 2:30 early Sunday morning.
Upon arrival, deputies say they found 18-year-old Madison Hope Brown of Liberty, who became belligerent with them and smelled of alcohol.
Once inside, Root says they found more intoxicated adults and juveniles and determined there had allegedly been a party with alcohol involved.
The deputies found a 17-year-old male juvenile from Mt. Washington, Ky., unconscious in a back-bedroom unconscious and determined that he had allegedly been assaulted by three individuals inside the home.
The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to a local hospital and then flown to a Louisville hospital, where he was last reported on a ventilator with serious head trauma.
Root said some recordings, both text messages and videos were recovered, depicting or describing the assault, although one male juvenile intentionally deleted a video of the assault.
Sheriff's investigators detained and charged the following individuals:
--Madison Hope Brown age 18 of Liberty, Ky., disorderly conduct first-degree; alcohol intoxication in a public place.
--Brady Tyler Cook age 18 of Danville, assault – first-degree; alcohol intoxication.
--John Tyler Masters age 19 of Keavy, charged with assault – first-degree; unlawful transaction with a minor third-degree – allegedly this individual brought alcoholic beverages to the residence although no one at the residence was over the age of 21.
--A 16-year-old male juvenile from Danville charged with assault and alcohol intoxication.
--A 17-year-old male juvenile from Danville charged with tampering with physical evidence; alcohol intoxication – allegedly this individual intentionally deleted a video of the assault.
All three adult individuals were lodged in the Laurel County correctional center.
One of the two juveniles taken into custody, whose names are not being released because of their age, was transported to Breathitt County detention center by court order while the other juvenile was released to parents.