, Corbin, KY

March 2, 2010

Man arrested for attempted murder

Laurel district judge orders $250,000 bond for alleged assault on wife

By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer

Denver R. Eversole was ordered Monday by Laurel District Judge John Chappell to be held under a $250,000 cash bond in the alleged assault and attempted murder of his wife, Ella, 23.

Eversole, 39, was jailed at about 8 p.m. Sunday after he was arrested at their Old Johnson Road home by Laurel sheriff’s deputies.

Sheriff Fred Yaden said earlier that afternoon his office was told by an anonymous source about a woman shot and stabbed at the home.

Upon arrival Detective Tommy Johnston and other deputies asked Denver Eversole if they could speak with his wife, Yaden said.

According to Yaden, deputies were sent to a back room of the mobile home.

They reportedly found Ella in bed, wrapped in blankets up to her neck.

When asked if she’d been shot, she reportedly affirmed she had been shot in a leg and also stabbed in the back.

She was taken to St. Joseph hospital in London and transferred to Lexington’s University of Kentucky Medical Center, according to Yaden.

Denver Eversole was charged with two counts of first-degree assault and attempted murder (domestic violence).

Monday, a spokesperson for the UK medical facility would neither confirm nor deny that Ella Eversole is a patient there, noting federal law.

Assisting Johnston were Sgt. Josh Gaylor and deputies Richart Sapcut, Milton Storm and John Inman.