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Grandson jailed in granddad's assault

A 78-year-old Lexington man is recovering in the hospital after his grandson allegedly attacked him, police said.

Franklin Taylor Arnett, 26, was jailed Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree assault, Lexington Police Sgt. Paul Williams said.

Arnett allegedly attacked his grandfather, Taylor Arnett, at his residence, where the grandson was staying, Williams said.

Paramedics were called to the home, which is in the 1400 block of Anniston Drive, about 10:20 a.m.

Taylor Arnett was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

The motive for the attack is unclear, but police are looking into the grandson's mental health history, Williams said.

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