Smithland Man Faces Assault Charges
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MARSHALL CO, KY - A Smithland man faces assault charges after a weekend incident at Kentucky Dam Marina.
On Sunday, deputies got a call about an intoxicated person that had come into the marina. When a park ranger approached the man, 18-year-old Byron Hopkins, of Smithland, Hopkins reportedly struck the ranger in the chest and shoved him backwards. Police said Hopkins then came at the ranger again.
Hopkins was apprehended after a struggle. The park ranger received scratches during the alleged assault and Hopkins was reportedly acting very disorderly, cursing at and threatening officers at the scene.
Hopkins was arrested and charged with assault 3rd degree of a police officer.