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Dale Louis Brown, 54, of New Haven, was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on a charge of second-degree assault, second-degree persistent felony offender. On or about July 2, Brown allegedly punched Tim Kennedy in the head and face. Brown is a persistent felony offender having previously been convicted of capital murder and first-degree arson.

Bail was set at $200,000 cash, plus conditions.

He was arraigned Sept. 5 in Nelson Circuit Court.

The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only, and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.