McCracken County Employees Under Investigation for Assault

Jul 31, 2013


Paducah Police and the McCracken County Fiscal Court are investigating a possible assault involving two county employees.

Early Saturday morning, tow truck driver Anthony Hess and Emergency Management Director Paul Carter got into a verbal argument over personal property while responding to a car accident on Internstate-24. 

Hess alleges Carter began to choke him before Hess resisted. According to the police report, Carter called for nearby Paducah Police. Carter originally denied involvement, but changed his statement after police reviewed a dash camera on a parked police cruiser. 

County magistrates are set to discuss the incident at the Aug. 12 Fiscal Court meeting.