Alcohol is listed as a factor in a fight on Younglove Street from Thursday afternoon that resulted in a trip to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for one person and a trip to the Christian County Jail for a local man.
The full report was not on file at the Hopkinsville Police Department, but the arrest card for 38-year old Richard Hester, Jr. of Hopkinsville says he was in an argument with a woman identified as Katie Hopkins at 905 Younglove around 5:30. The argument escalated to the point where both individuals allegedly pulled out a knife.
Police say Hester assaulted Ms. Hopkins, knocking her to the ground. Another individual identified as Larnell Cobb then attempted protect Hopkins and that’s when Cobb was reportedly cut across the right forearm by Hester’s knife.
Cobb was treated at Jennie Stuart and Hester was arrested and charged with second degree assault.