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Man arrested for shooting two in Hazard

HAZARD — Police have arrested an Eastern Kentucky man who is said to have shot two others in Perry County.

Jerry W. Wooton, 38, of Hazard, was arrested by Kentucky State Police on Friday. He was charged with two counts of first-degree assault and put in the Kentucky River Regional Detention Center.

Kentucky State Police in Hazard received an anonymous call at 8 p.m. Thursday from a man who said someone had been shot on Ladder Branch Road in Combs in Perry County.

When they arrived, state police and emergency medical officials found Clyde Haynes Jr. and Thomas Roberts Jr. wounded, police said. They were transported to the Appalachian Regional Healthcare hospital in Hazard and then airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

There was no information available on their conditions Friday.