A Lexington man sits behind bars after he allegedly assaulted another man causing life-threatening injuries, according to the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office.
The alleged incident occurred on Vince Road in Jessamine County around 7:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve.
JSO chief deputy Allen Peel said 36-year-old Curtis L. Flora and 32-year-old James Dean Wallace, both of Lexington, got into an argument in a car on Vince Road.
Flora was arrested and charged with first-degree assault.
“(Wallace) has life-threatening injuries,” Peel said. “Apparently, an argument occurred inside a vehicle on Vince Road and apparently (Flora) struck (Wallace) several times causing very serious injuries.”
According to Peel, Flora struck Wallace multiple times in the head with a closed fist.
Wallace was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center following the assault.
Flora was lodged in the Jessamine County Detention Center. As of Tuesday afternoon, no bond had been set, and a court date is scheduled for Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.