Deputies: York man beat up attacker, knocked him unconscious with wooden board

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMarch 17, 2014 

— A York man accused in an assault that left one man with a bruised eye and another with a cut to his face from a razor beat one of the combatants unconscious only to later hit him in the head with a piece of wood, knocking him out again, deputies say.

Last month, York County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to a Turkey Creek Ridge Road home in York after receiving calls about an assault, according to a Sheriff’s report. When they arrived, they found two people lying in the driveway. One of them was John Wade Kinley, who suffered a cut to his eye and was taken to Piedmont Medical Center for treatment.

Two witnesses told police that Kinley and Lucas Justin Humphries, 24, started arguing but it soon became physical. Humphries, the witnesses claimed, had to hit Kinley several times to stop him from assaulting him. When a man, 54, tried to intervene, Kinley cut him in the face with a razor. At one point, Kinley, deputies said, fired shots in the air but never fired at anyone. Paramedics taking Kinley to the hospital found a pair of chrome-plated brass knuckles in his pocket.

A few days later, deputies interviewed Kinley about the incident. Kinley told deputies Humphries assaulted him, beating him unconscious with his hands. He then hit him on the left side of his face with a piece of wood.

The blow, the report states, was so hard that it knocked Kinley unconscious a second time. He told deputies he suffered from bleeding to the brain, a fractured skull and a fractured eye socket.

That same day, Kinley turned himself in to deputies. He was charged with attempted murder and is still held at the York County Detention Center without bond.

Deputies on Monday arrested Humphries after consulting with the York County Solicitor’s Office about the case. Humphries is held at the York County Detention Center charged with attempted murder.

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