Man arrested for stabbing, dumping individual in Elk Creek is indicted

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By Shannon Brock

The Louisville man arrested last month for stabbing, then dumping another man in the Elk Creek Grocery parking lot was indicted by a Spencer County grand jury on Feb. 21.
Paul C. Barr Jr., 34, of the 1100 block of Lehigh Avenue in Louisville, now faces charges of first-degree assault, a Class B felony, and tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony.
Barr is scheduled for a review in Spencer Circuit Court on April 29 at 4 p.m.
According to a Kentucky State Police news release, Louisville Metro Police executed an arrest warrant on Feb. 10 on Barr and he was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail and charged with first-degree assault.
Feb. 14, Barr was transferred to the Shelby County Detention Center where he remains.
KSP Public Affairs Officer Ronald Turley said that LMPD came across Barr in Louisville and through a search in their computer files, saw that he was wanted on an assault charge in Spencer County.
Turley said the victim, 29-year-old Jason Hill of Branchville, Ind., led KSP to Barr.
“We had a pretty good lead because the victim was able to tell us who it was,” Turley said. “He knew the victim. They were together [on Jan. 23]. There was an altercation and he stabbed the victim.”
According to the indictment, the actual stabbing incident occurred in Shelby County.
The Shelby County dispatch received a 911 call from the victim on Jan. 23. He reported that he had been stabbed several times, but could not provide his location, according to a news release from KSP.
The Shelby County dispatch was able to trace the 911 cell phone call, giving a possible location of Ky. 55 south of Shelbyville to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and Shelby County EMS.
A Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer heard the complaint on his county radio and advised Post 12 that he would be assisting the sheriff’s office.
A KSP Frankfort Post dispatcher then passed the information to all KSP and CVE units in the area, according to the release.
At 4:54 p.m., Hill was dropped off in the Elk Creek Grocery Store parking lot in Spencer County.
Hill was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital via Air Methods helicopter.