Knox woman arrested for allegedly hitting child

A Gray woman wanted in Knox County for allegedly hitting her eight-year-old and pushing her mother was arrested Saturday morning in Laurel County.

Twenty-seven-year-old Ashley L. Gray was wanted on the arrest warrant, which was initially issued Sept. 19 following an investigation by Kentucky State Police Trooper Frank Russell.

According to the warrant, on Sept. 5, Gray hit her child in the eye and struck him a second time in the back of the head before pushing her mother into a coffee table causing unspecified physical injury.

Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, said Jackson had been called out to a verbal domestic dispute at a residence on U.S. 25 in Lily just after midnight.

As part of the call, Deputy Shawn Jackson was checking the identification of the individuals for outstanding warrants.

“We do that as a matter of routine on all of our calls,” saud Deputy Acciardo.

Gray was taken into custody on the warrant and is being held in the Laurel County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.

No court date has been set.