15 Year-Old Seriously Injured in Kentucky after Pistol Discharges when a Corbin Man Allegedly Struck the Juvenile in the Head with It

LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Detective James Sizemore arrested William R. Mays age 31 of Corbin on Friday morning December 4, 2020 at approximately 9:23 AM.

The arrest occurred off Keavy Road approximately 5 miles South of London following an investigation conducted by Sheriff's investigators after an early morning shooting that apparently occurred at approximately 2:45 AM.

Allegedly, William Mays briefly struggled with a 15-year-old male juvenile there and during the altercation struck the juvenile in the head with a handgun and the handgun discharged causing a serious head injury to the 15-year-old.

Sheriff's investigators recovered a .380 semi-automatic pistol there.

The 15-year-old juvenile was transported by Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County to Corbin Healthcare hospital for treatment and then transferred to UK Medical Center in critical condition.

William R. Mays was charged with:

  • Assault – second-degree

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Photo of accused attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Laurel Sheriff's investigators assisting at the scene included: Lieut. Chris Edwards, shift Sgt. John Inman, Deputy Landry Collett, Deputy Justin Tyler, Deputy Hobie Daugherty, and Deputy Brad Mink.

Laurel Sheriff's Detective James Sizemore is the lead investigator.



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