Knott County man pleads not guilty to beating mentally handicapped man

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EMMALENA, Ky. (WYMT) - A Knott County man is facing charges for allegedly assaulting a mentally handicapped man.

AC Patrick faces a second-degree assault charge.

He is accused of punching a man with a severe brain injury, knocking him down and beating him. Authorities said this happened on May 13.

Patrick pleaded not guilty. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for the 25th.

According to court documents, the victim ended up with six cracked ribs, a cracked vertebra and a possible broken hand.

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