UPDATE: Owsley County Sheriff accused of assault arrested

UPDATE POSTED DECEMBER 9, 2021 AT 12:10 P.M.

PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Owsley County Sheriff Bret Lynch has been arrested.

This comes after an arrest warrant was issued for him regarding an assault complaint that happened during the girls’ basketball game on December 3 at Perry County High School.

According to the Three Forks Regional Jail, Lynch was arrested this morning by the Owsley County Sheriff’s Department.

Lynch’s bond has not yet been set.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED DECEMBER 8, 2021 AT 2:30 P.M.

HAZARD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police are investigating a recent fight during a high school basketball game involving the Owsley County Sheriff.

According to KSP, troopers from Post 13 in Hazard responded to Perry County High School on Dec. 3 regarding an assault complaint that happened during the girls’ basketball game.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Sheriff Brent Lynch. The warrant is for Assault 4th Degree.

Lynch is part of the coaching staff for Owsley County High School. Authorities state during an altercation between players during the game, he assaulted a juvenile female.

Troopers are searching for Lynch to serve the active arrest warrant. Trooper Adam Baker is leading the incident’s investigation.

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