Man arrested for alleged assault of minor

A Corbin man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting his 16-year-old girlfriend.

On April 11, Deputies Claude Hudson and Sam Mullins traveled to an Ohler Road residence in attempt to apprehend Jason Lay, 18, of Corbin.

Deputies responded to the same residence on April 6 in reference to a disturbance possibly involving a firearm. On that date, deputies were told that a 16-year-old minor was assaulted by Lay, her boyfriend. According to authorities, Lay fled out the back door and was not apprehended.

After making several attempts since April 6 to arrest Lay, he returned to the Ohler Road residence on April 11, this time found hiding in the backyard, and was taken into custody. While being detained by deputies, Lay cursed the 16-year-old female and threatened to kill her.

Lay is charged with fourth-degree assault (dating violence), third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, custodial interference (felony), disorderly conduct and terroristic threatening.

Lay was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.