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3 Face Drug, Assault Charges In Laurel Co. After Woman Hospitalized

Posted at 12:46 PM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 12:51:34-05

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police in Laurel County arrested three people Wednesday on drug and assault charges after a woman was brought to an area hospital with injuries.

Authorities arrested and charged 38-year-old Nathan Lewis Hale of London, 35-year-old Angela Diane Bowman of Manchester and 36-year-old Cynthia Michelle Smith of London in the case.

According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, the woman’s boyfriend is accused of firing a weapon several times near her. The woman also allegedly was sprayed with a fire extinguisher and struck with the canister.

Police said that a search of the residence unearthed more than 40 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

Hale was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – 2 or more grams of methamphetamine and fourth-degree assault.

Bowman was charged with public intoxication of a controlled substance.

Smith was charged with public intoxication of a controlled substance. She also was charged on Laurel County District Court warrants for second-degree escape, theft by by failure to make required disposition. She was also charged on a Laurel County Court bench warrant for revoked probation for testing positive for methamphetamine after a shoplifting charge.