Menifield Assault Case Headed to Grand Jury
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A grand jury will hear the felony assault case against a Michigan man accused of knocking a referee unconscious at a local basketball tournament earlier this month.

According to court records, Keyon Menifield appeared in McCracken County Circuit Court on Tuesday, where a judge found sufficient evidence to send his case to a grand jury. The judge also denied a motion by Menifield's defense attorney to reduce his $15,000 bond. 

Menifield was arrested at a Paducah hotel on April 6, after deputies responded to a basketball game at the Sports Plex on US Highway 60 West. Their investigation showed there had been a disagreement between referee Kenny Culp and Menifield, during which Menifield reportedly punched Culp as Culp turned to walk away, knocking him unconscious. Menifield then fled the area prior to deputies' arrival.

After learning the true severity of Culp's injuries, which included broken bones and a brain bleed, the Commonwealth Attorney's Office decided on April 8 to upgrade Menifield's charge to a felony.

Menifield was arrested again on April 16 at the McCracken County Courthouse, and remains in custody at the McCracken County Jail.

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