Corbin man accused of assaulting his mother

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Luke Roark, of Corbin, accused of assaulting his mother in her home in Knox County on 4-28-19

CORBIN, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Corbin man was arrested after leading State Police on a foot chase through some woods following an alleged assault on his mother.

Investigators say Luke Roark is accused of assaulting his mom and causing damage to her home on Youngs Creek Road in Knox County on Sunday morning.

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Investigators say he was treated at Baptist Health in Corbin for exhaustion and minor cuts suffered during his run through the woods behind his mother’s house.

He was taken to the Knox County Detention Center after being released from the hospital.

Investigators say Roark was charged with assault 4th degree (Domestic Violence); fleeing or evading police 2nd degree (Foot); resisting arrest; criminal mischief 3rd degree; public intoxication; parole violation and fraudulent use of a credit card.