Stabbing Investigation

Apr 22, 2013 4:52 PM

Inmate Critical After Being Stabbed At Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex

An inmate at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex in West Liberty is in critical condition after he was stabbed Sunday.

Michael Lynch, 31, was on recreation in dormitory 5, a segregation unit, when Eric Chapman left his cell and stabbed Lynch multiple times in the neck. Lynch was given immediate medical attention at the prison and then flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital. He was transferred immediately into surgery and is currently listed in critical condition.

Lynch is serving a 25-year sentence for murder out of Calloway County. He is eligible for parole in October 2029.

Chapman, 32, is serving a 17-year sentence for Robbery 2nd degree, Assault 2nd degree and Wanton Endangerment 1st degree out of Whitley County as well as Receiving Stolen Property out of Fayette County. He would have been eligible for parole in June 2013.

The assault is under investigation by the Kentucky State Police and criminal charges are pending the outcome of that investigation. Chapman will also face administrative charges.


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