BARBOURVILLE, KY - The Knox County, KY Sheriff's Department is reporting that on Monday, July 17, 2023, Knox County Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Kentucky 6 to conduct a welfare check.
After arriving at the location and conducted an investigation, the deputies learned that a pregnant female had been beaten and choked by her husband.
Deputies also observed a 2 year-old child asleep under a piece of used drywall that contained nails sticking out of it.
The husband, 34 year-old Wayne Garland of Corbin, KY, was arrested.
Wayne Garland charged with:
- Assault-4th Degree
- Strangulation-2nd Degree
- Wanton Endangerment-2nd degree
- Abuse or Neglect of a Child
Photo of the accused is from the Knox County, KY Sheriff's Department.
Knox EMS was called to the residence and transported the victim to Corbin Baptist Health Center for treatment.
Due to the very poor living conditions observed inside the residence, the Department of Social Services was contacted and also responded to the residence.