Thursday, June 11, 2009

Putnam Man Seriously Injured in Attack

The Putnam County sheriff's department is investigating an incident in which a man was found lying in the road bleeding Wednesday night. Deputy Randy Brown says a resident of White Cemetery Road reported that a heavy-built white male, between 20 and 30 years old, came to his front door out of breath about 9 pm and told him to call 911; that a man was down near the creek and was bleeding. Because he didn't know for sure that it wasn't some kind of prank, the White Cemetery Road resident told the heavy-set individual at his door that HE should make the call, but the man took off, racing away in an unidentified vehicle. So the resident called 911 and Corporal Jamie Greenwood responded to find a man identified as James Dale Brewer of Mine Lick Creek Road bleeding heavily from the head and face. When he asked Brewer what had happened, Brewer responded that he did not know. He was transported by helicopter to Erlanger Medical Center for treatment of what was described as severe trauma to his face and head. The sheriff's department is asking anyone with information about the case to contact them at 528-8484.