Corbin man used son, 8, as lookout while assaulting wife, authorities say

June 29, 2014 

A man asked his 8-year-old son to look out for police while he assaulted his wife inside a Corbin gas station, officials said Sunday.

Laurel County sheriff's officials arrested Earl Jackson, 37 of Corbin after they were called to a Marathon Station on U.S. 25 about 6 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release.

Officials said that Jackson allegedly attacked his wife at their home earlier that day and she moved out.

"The victim stated that she observed her husband pull into the parking lot, and she tried to hide in the bathroom but her husband talked her into coming out to speak with him," the news release said. "The victim stated that her husband physically assaulted her and tried to carry her out the back door of the business. The victim and other witnesses stated that the husband had his 8-year-old son with him and that he had advised his son to look out for the cops for him while he was in the back room assaulting the victim."

Jackson, who allegedly left the scene but was detained by Corbin City Police, was charged with assault fourth degree and unlawful transaction with a minor third degree. Social services was called.

Earl Jackson was being held in the Laurel County detention facility.

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