Deputies Arriving at Complaint Scene South of London, Kentucky Could Hear a Female Screaming for Help

LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Cyruss McVey along with London City Police Officer Joey Robinson arrested John Philip Duff age 57 of Ligon, KY on Saturday evening March 25, 2023 at approximately 6:45 PM.

The arrest occurred at a residence off Riverside Loop, approximately 4 miles south of London after deputies were dispatched to a complaint of a female subject hanging out of a window screaming for help there.

Upon arrival at the scene deputies could hear a female subject screaming for help from the back of the residence.

Deputies made entry to the residence and observed a male subject striking the female subject in the head.

Following a brief scuffle with the suspect, John Philip Duff, deputies took Mr. Duff into custody.

John Duff was charged with:

  • Assault – 4th degree
  • Resisting arrest

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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


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