A Hi Hat resident was arrested on Monday following an alleged domestic dispute with his 22-year-old son.

According to documents filed in Floyd District Court, Charles Hall Sr., 41, of Hi Hat, was arrested for fourth-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment following an alleged fight that occurred that afternoon.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy Ball reports in the citation that he was called to investigate the fight in Hi Hat and spoke witnesses who alleged Hall used a knife while he was fighting with his son. 

Ball reported in the citation that Hall’s son claimed his dad “was mad” and accused him of stealing a motorcycle. He alleged that his dad assaulted him, Ball reported, during a fight that started inside a vehicle, continued in the driveway and, later, in a neighbor’s garage.

“(Hall’s son) attempted to protect himself throwing punches back at Charles Sr.,” Ball wrote. “After a brief fight, (Hall) produced a knife and (his son) ran out of the garage where he fled back to his residence next door.” 

He reported that after arresting Hall, he complained of chest pain and requested an ambulance. Ball reported, however, that he was advised there was no ambulances near the area.

“I transported (Hall) as quickly as possible to ARH McDowell with my emergency equipment activated,” Ball wrote. “One inside the ER, (Hall) collapsed in the floor. Hospital staff conducted tests and medically cleared (him) for transport to FCDC.”

Hall appeared in Floyd District Court on Tuesday for an arraignment. He was placed on a 24-hour hold and ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim in the case. District Judge Eric Hall placed him under a $5,000 cash bond and scheduled a preliminary hearing for July 22. 

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