Pendleton County man accused of shooting man back of head, court docs say
FALMOUTH, Ky. (WXIX) - A 21-year-old is facing attempted murder and assault charges after he allegedly shot a man in the back of the head in Pendleton County Wednesday afternoon, according to a criminal complaint.
Clayton Latham was arrested Thursday, the court document said.
According to the complaint, troopers were dispatched to a home on Ruby Ridge Road around 3:15 p.m. after Pendleton County Dispatch received a call from a woman who said “Clayton Latham shot Tommy Woods in the back of the head with a handgun and had fled into the woods.”
The court document states that Woods was “bleeding profusely” when officers arrived on the scene and he was taken by Air Care to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
“Mr. Woods stated to law enforcement Mr. Latham had shot him,” the complaint said.
According to the court document, Latham was seen walking out of the woods and was taken into custody without incident.
A detective wrote in the complaint that Latham had cut his wrist and was bleeding severely.
Latham was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Grant County, Kentucky State Police said.
Woods’ condition is unknown at this time.
Latham is being held without bond at the Bourbon County Detention Center on charges of attempted murder, assault, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, state police say.
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