Man arrested after assault in Pulaski Co.

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Joshua Pyles
Joshua Pyles

BETHELRIDGE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man is behind bars after the Pulaski Co. Sheriff says he beat a man unconscious near the intersection of South HWY 27 and Slate Branch Road.

Deputies say they were called to the scene around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday.

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When they arrived, deputies say they found Jason R. Wesley, 33, unconscious in the roadway.  Investigators say witnesses told them that Wesley had been dragged from his car and beaten by 32-year-old Joshua K. Pyles while stopped at a traffic signal.

Wesley was treated at the scene and taken to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.  He was later airlifted to UK Medical Center.

Pyles was arrested and charged with assault.  He was taken to the Pulaski Co. Detention Center.