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Grand Jury Hands Down
Indictment In Hatchet Attack




A Hopkinsville man is facing attempted murder charges following his indictment Friday by the Christian County Grand Jury. 51-year old Timothy Hale, of Springmont Drive, was arrested in September after police were called to his home in reference to a disturbance. Reports say when officers arrived they found Hale's wife, Stephanie Hale, beaten severely. Officers found that Hale had hit his wife several times with a hatchet. Their son told police she had also been hit in the face with fists.

Witnesses say when Stephanie attempted to flee from her husband, he drew a .45 caliber handgun saying "I'm going to end it, I'm going to put her down." Hale then chased after his wife and caught her. Their son was able to take the gun away from Hale and throw it into the yard. Stephanie Hale was flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center due to the severity of her injuries.

Hale is charged with one count of Attempted Murder - Domestic Violence.

Other indictments include 25-year old Tiffany Carneal, of Hopkinsville. Police were called to the home of Tiffany Woods in Pennyrile Apartments where Woods was found beaten and in extreme pain. Reports say Woods told officers that she had been attacked by Carneal and several others who had been armed with baseball bats and chairs.

She claimed Carneal had hit her in the face, choked her, and hit her with a baseball bat. She reportedly told police she thought Carneal was going to kill her. She was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for possible broken ribs as well as other bruises and cuts. When officers caught up with Carneal, she reportedly claimed she was just defending herself but could only show officers a small scratch on her arm. Carneal was indicted on one count of 2nd Degree Assault.

29-year old Michael McGregor, of Hopkinsville was indicted on 1st Degree Assault. The warrant for his arrest claims he hit another man with a pistol causing a large laceration on his head.
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