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Man arrested for brutal attack

By Dan Wells - bio | email

HEBRON, KY (FOX19) - The Boone County Sheriff's Department is calling the attack of two 27-year-old men brutal and unprovoked

Police say Joseph Pierce, 22, of Hebron is charged with two counts of assault in the first degree. There could also be more arrests in the case.

"He wasn't very responsive. He couldn't speak, and he was pretty bad off," said Patrick Ratlif, a bouncer at Briarwood Reception Hall and Bar on Petersburg Road.

Ratlif says he found George Carmac III, 27, of Southgate, unconscious and beaten in the parking lot Saturday morning at about 4:30 a.m.

"This guy has some serious injuries," said Tom Scheben, spokesman for the Boone County Sheriff's Office. "At this point, I'm not even sure that he is going to live through this."

According to the Boone County Sheriff's Department, Carmac was taken to St. Elizabeth in Florence and then transferred to University Hospital in critical condition.

Carmac's friend, Josh Lindsay, 27, of Hebron, was also attacked and treated at University Hospital for his injuries.

"Our investigation revealed that it was completely unprovoked," said Scheben. "They didn't like this guy for whatever reason, his long blond hair, or whatever. They were rude to him all night, and he and his buddy got ready to leave they just pounced on him."

Investigators say Pierce continued to kick both men in the head after they were down on the ground. He is being held in the Boone County Detention Center on $50,000 cash bond.

"I mean it's not the way that I know him," said Ratlif. "He is a good kid. I know his family personally. He is a good kid and I don't know what would have possessed him to take it to that level."

Each count against Pierce is punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

"I got the impression that he wasn't remorseful," said Scheben.

The bar's owner says she can't believe this type of violence happened at her business. She says this type of brutality makes her sick.

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