Edmonson Voice Staff
Law enforcement officers were dispatched to Roundhill around 8:30pm Saturday night in response to a call of an assault that sent one victim to the hospital. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office said the male victim, who remains unnamed, was intoxicated and had gotten involved in an argument with three men that started at one residence, but ended at the residence of the victim.
Deputies said the victim claimed that three men, Joseph Ryan, and his two sons, Joseph Ryan II, and Nathaniel Ryan, all assaulted him at once, punching him in the face, holding him down and breaking his ring finger. He also said one of the men threatened to kill him.
Deputies also said Joseph Ryan, 53, of Roundhill admitted to assaulting the man, as well as breaking his finger. He was arrested and charged with Assault, 2nd degree, a Class C Felony.
The other two men, Joseph Ryan II, 23, also of Roundhill, and Nathaniel Ryan, 19, of Leitchfield, were also arrested and charged with Complicity to Assault 2nd. All three men were transported to and are currently lodged in the Hart County Jail where they are each held on a $10,000 cash bond.
The victim was transported to the Medical Center via Edmonson EMS.
If found guilty, each of the men could face a penalty of 5-10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.