Danny Irvin

Gulston man charged with assault

A Gulston man is facing an assault charge for allegedly beating another man.

Timothy Foley, 28, was arrested on Saturday by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Saylor on an indictment warrant.

According to the indictment handed down by the grand jury on Oct. 18, Foley caused serious injury to Kenny Pruitt on Feb. 1, 2016.

The indictment stems from Foley’s 2016 arrest.

According to the arrest warrant obtained by Kentucky State Police Trooper James Earl Hensley, Foley allegedly intentionally caused serious physical injury to another by beating him with his fist, causing injury to Pruitt’s head. Pruitt was flown from Harlan ARH to UK Medical Center.

Hensley presented evidence to the grand jury resulting in the one-count indictment.

Foley was indicted for second-degree assault and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 surety bond.

In other police activity, Danny Lee Irvin, 53, was arrested on Sunday.

According to the citations, Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Torstrick stopped the vehicle Irvin was traveling in for a tag light violation. Torstrick stated he pecked on the driver’s window, and Irvin then sped through the parking lot at the Village Center Mall. Irvin then left the vehicle and fled through the river onto the railroad track.

Another citation states Harlan City Police Officer Tyler Hensley and Evarts City Police Officer Joseph Jones later located Irvin in a briar patch at the end of Ball Park Road. Irvin allegedly refused verbal commands from the officers, and would not put his hands behind his back. Officers deployed a taser, and apprehended Irvin.

Irvin was charged with resisting arrest, third-degree criminal mischief, first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), first-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), first-degree wanton endangerment (two counts), operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, no operator’s/moped license, resisting arrest, first-degree disorderly conduct and careless driving. He was also served with outstanding warrants for theft by deception under $500 and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Irvin was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.