A Hodgenville man charged with attempted murder and sexual abuse of a child was held two days last week at the LaRue County Detention Center under $500,000 cash bond. He was later transferred to Kentucky State Reformatory.
Jetto Dye, 28, was charged also with kidnapping, first-degree attempted rape and resisting arrest June 3 after he allegedly took a sleeping child into the woods behind his River Road home. According to Kentucky State Police, Dye assaulted the 10-year-old girl and attempted to choke her to stop her from screaming.
Police said the girl’s mother had left the residence briefly. Upon the mother’s return, Dye allegedly abandoned the child in the woods and hid from police.
Dye was located and bitten by K-9 Fero after he refused to comply with officers, according to KSP. He suffered a serious injury when the dog clamped onto his leg and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was later transferred to University Hospital in Louisville for surgery.
Dye was taken to LaRue’s jail June 6. He will be arraigned June 13 in LaRue District Court.