London man behind bars after allegedly cutting a family friend's throat

Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Detective Charlie Loomis along with Detective Kevin Berry arrested a male subject of Chestnut Cemetery Rd., London, on Monday morning, April 4, 2016, at approximately 9:55 AM.

Arrested was John Kelvin Pace, age 38.  The arrest occurred off Chestnut Cemetery Road approximately 2 miles east of London after deputies were dispatched to a complaint that a male subject had his throat cut with a knife at that location.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found the victim, Michael Gregory – a family friend, had a serious cut to the throat by a kitchen knife.

The family friend had apparently been at the residence for about an hour before having his throat cut. It is still undetermined why the assault occurred.

John Kelvin Pace was charged with assault – first-degree and was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

The victim, Michael Gregory, was airlifted from near the scene to UK Hospital in Lexington for treatment of a serious knife wound to the throat.

Assisting on the investigation was Capt. Chuck Johnson, Lieut. Greg Poynter, Sgt. Brett Reeves, Deputy Shawn Boroviak, and Deputy Gilbert Acciardo.

Also assisting was Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, Laurel County Volunteer Fire Dept., London-Laurel Rescue Squad, and PHI helicopter.

Photos attached provided by Deputy Gilbert Acciardo.

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