Danville police arrest three accused in hammer assault

kward1@herald-leader.comJune 22, 2014 

Three people accused of assaulting a Danville man with hammers were arrested Saturday night, nearly a week after warrants were issued for their arrest.

Danville police said they received an anonymous tip that the trio might be at a home at 408 North 6th Street, and officers went there at about 9 p.m., according to a news release.

After the resident of the home agreed to allow officers inside, they found Meagan R. Whitley, 22, in an upstairs bedroom.

Darryl K. Whitley, 25, and Desmond A. Brock, 25, jumped out the upstairs window, but officers on the ground outside quickly grabbed them, police said.

Police have said Hugh Parker, 30, of Danville, suffered deep lacerations to his face after he was attacked by the three, who are all from Danville.

Parker apparently was walking on West Lexington Avenue when Brock tried to hit him with a car, police said. Parker dodged, and Brock's 2003 Chevrolet Impala hit a fence, police said.

At that point, Brock and the Whitleys began assaulting Parker with hammers, they said.

All three were taken Saturday to the Boyle County Detention Center and charged with second-degree assault. Meagan Whitley also faces a charge of contempt of court.

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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