Man who allegedly stabbed ex in court

Published 10:44 am Thursday, October 5, 2017

A man who allegedly threatened and stabbed an ex-girlfriend when she was attempted to flee from his car was arraigned in Boyle County Circuit Court on Tuesday.

Brian Lainhart, 51, of Lexington, faces charges of kidnapping with serious physical injury; first-degree assault; first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle; and first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer.

The charges stem from Aug. 12, when Lainhart was arrested by Boyle County Sheriff’s Deputies.

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Files in the Boyle County Clerk’s office state the woman had attempted to jump from Lainhart’s vehicle after he told her he was going to kill her.

“She stated that Brian Lainhart told her it was all planned to kill her. He had rope and duct tape and he was in possession of a folding knife that was already lying open in his lap,” the file reads. She attempted to jump out of the vehicle while it was moving and Lainhart stabbed her in the back.

The woman was found by residents who lived near where she jumped, on Lebanon Road at about 5:30 p.m.

Lainhart was arrested at about 9 p.m. in a wooded area off of Persimmon Knob Road. A Taser was deployed after he attempted to resist and swung at a Kentucky State trooper, according to case files.

Lainhart was allegedly drunk, telling officers he was too “intoxicated to remember what happened in the earlier incident.”

Lainhart remains in the Boyle County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond.