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Police: Man assaulted Wayne Co. Walmart employee over mask request

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Posted at 11:09 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 11:09:35-04

WAYNE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Monticello man was arrested Sunday on an assault warrant, stemming from an alleged altercation over face coverings at a local Walmart.

Police say Johnny Gibson grabbed a Walmart employee Saturday morning, around her neck, after they say she told him he would need to put a mask on before entering the store.

The incident was recorded on the store's video security system.

Gibson is charged with fourth-degree assault.