Scott County

Georgetown man loses part of thumb in altercation

One man is in jail and another is in a Lexington hospital with part of his thumb missing after an altercation in Georgetown, police said.

The tip of a thumb was discovered in the house where police found Mark Nunnelley, 57, who is a suspect in the alleged assault of Ralph Stanley, said Georgetown Police Det. Rodney Johnson. The detective declined to say whether Stanley had been shot or stabbed, saying he had not yet been able to interview Stanley.

About 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a call about a man bleeding at a property on Locust Street. They found Stanley, believed to be in his 30s, who was later taken to University of Kentucky Hospital.

His condition was not immediately available Thursday afternoon.

Police followed a blood trail to another house several hundred yards away on Hamilton Street. Nunnelley "was combative with us" and threatened to kill three police officers, Johnson said.

Nunnelley was arrested after he was shocked by a Taser, Johnson said. Nunnelley was charged with three counts of terroristic threatening for the alleged threats against police and was lodged in the Scott County jail.

Inside the house, police found "a piece of tissue" that appeared to be the tip of a thumb "and that had to be taken to the hospital, too," Johnson said.

Nunnelley has not been charged with assault but that charge might follow pending further investigation, Johnson said.

Nunnelley remains in the Scott County jail in lieu of a $6,000 full cash bond.

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