Assault Complaint results in the Arrest of a Sheriff in Southeastern Kentucky

HAZARD, KY -  On Friday, December 3, 2021, Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 13, Hazard, responded to Perry County Central High School in regards to an assault complaint that occurred during a girls’ high school basketball game.  An arrest warrant for Brent Lynch was issued by Perry County District Court on December 7, 2021.

The warrant was for:

  • Assault 4th Degree

 During an altercation between players during the game, it is alleged Mr. Lynch, who is also part of the coaching staff for Owsley County High School, assaulted a juvenile female.

 Lynch is also the current elected sheriff of Owsley County.

While KSP Troopers were attempting to locate Lynch and serve the active arrest warrant he reportedly turned himself in to the Owsley County Sheriff's Department where he was taken into custody and lodged in the Three Forks Regional Jail.

This incident remains under investigation by Trooper Adam Baker.

Photo from the Owsley County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.


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