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Linton Man Arrested After Found Covered With Blood

Last updated on Friday, January 11, 2013

(LINTON) - 57-year-old Larry Padgett, who was found by police walking north on 2nd Street North West in Linton Tuesday evening with blood on his hands and shirt and bleeding from his forehead, was arrested by Linton police officers.

The Greene County Daily World reports that the reason he was bleeding was because he had been hit over the head with his Crown Royal whiskey bottle after he allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed another man.

Linton Police Cpl. Chad Crynes says Padgett, of Linton, was arrested on a charge of battery with a deadly weapon.

Crynes and officer Jason Wilson found Padgett and determined he had been in a fight at a home near where he was found. Padgett reportedly told officers he had been "sucker punched" but then said he did not know what happened. Padgett, who police say was intoxicated, was taken to the Greene County General Hospital for treatment.

Officers went to speak with people at the home on L Street North West where they found blood in the driveway and on the steps and porch. One resident, Jason Cooper, told police Padgett had stabbed him in the hand and showed police a laceration on his left hand.
According to the police reports, Cooper and Amy Workman told police Padgett lived in the home with them.

Cooper told police, Padgett had been drinking Crown Royal whiskey, came out of his bedroom and was upset because he was "coming off" pills and did not have any more. Cooper told Padgett to go back to bed and that is when Padgett allegedly pulled a knife, walked over to Cooper and stabbed him. That is when Workman, who witnessed the stabbing, picked up the whiskey bottle and hit Padgett in the head with it.

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