Dewey Wagers

Hodgenville Man Arrested after Injured Female Victim Located at Scene of an Assault Complaint in Laurel County, Kentucky

LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's K-9 Deputy Brian France arrested Dewey Wagers age 43 of Hodgenville, KY early Thursday morning July 27, 2023 at approximately 5:49 AM.

The arrest occurred at a residence off Hopper Creek Road, approximately 10 miles southeast of London after deputies were dispatched to an assault complaint there.

Upon arrival at the scene deputies attempted to make contact with individuals there, however no one would come to the door of the residence.

Deputies checked with neighbors nearby and learned that apparently the individuals were inside the residence. While deputies were attempting to make entry to the residence to check on the welfare of individuals allegedly involved, a male subject answered the door and exited the residence stating no one else was inside.

However, deputies entered the residence and found a female victim with numerous neck and face injuries.

Dewey Wagers was charged with:

  • Assault – 4th degree
  • Hindering prosecution or apprehension – second-degree

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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

Assisting at the scene were: Laurel Sheriff's shift Sgt. Travis Napier and London City Police.


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