Sheriff’s Office requests assistance

Jim Mills Jr.
Jim Mills Jr.

Staff Report

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance for any information on an assault that occurred on Dec. 14 on Hammons Fork Road in the Woolum Community.

The victim Jim Mills Jr. was assaulted by what is believed to be three males in a white Chevy S-10 pickup.

Mills was transported to Baptist Regional Hospital, then flown to the University of Kentucky where he then passed away due to injuries sustained from the assault.

Deputy Chad Wagner is investigating leads in the case at this time. Sheriff John Pickard requests anyone with any information in the case to call 546-3181. All information will be kept anonymous.