Lane Oliver Rigdon
Two indictments for second-degree assault were returned by a Christian County Grand Jury Friday, along with an indictment for criminal abuse.
Indicted for criminal abuse of a child under 12 years of age and two counts of tampering with physical evidence is 28-year old Bobby Oliver of Hopkinsville. The indictment alleges that on March 7, Oliver reportedly caused injuries to a two-year old boy who was in his sole custody. The child reportedly had burns on his body, a bloody lip and bruising to his face, neck, stomach and private area.
Oliver did not take the victim to the hospital or call for an ambulance. The warrant says he told investigators that a moped he was working on fell on the child and caused the injuries, but that story was deemed inconsistent with the injuries. A bloody towel and clothing were found in a trash can.
Forty-year old Michael Rigdon of Dixon, Kentucky is indicted on a second-degree assault charges, after he allegedly pushed a woman during an argument in Pembroke on March 20, causing her to fall into a wall and break her teeth. He was originally charged with fourth-degree assault, but it was amended up to second-degree.
Also indicted for second-degree assault is 28-year old Maurice Lane of Hopkinsville. It alleges that on March 25, Lane struck a woman multiple times on the face causing bleeding to her brain and a broken nose. The victim had been at a party and got into a scuffle with other females at that location. As she was leaving, Lane arrived and began the assault, according to the warrant. Another person intervened and stopped the assault.