Police investigating home invasion in Letcher County

Police are investigating a home invasion incident in Letcher County.

According to a statement from Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard, a call was received around 9:00 a.m. from a residence on Ky. Highway 931 South advising of an assault. KSP Trooper Tyler Smith responded to the residence in the Cowan community along with personnel from Letcher County Sheriff’s Office and Letcher EMS. Upon arrival at the residence those responding contacted the victim, 60-year-old Scott Day of Cowan.

The statement says the initial investigation determined that Scott Day was asleep on his couch when he was awakened by a loud noise. He advised officers that as he started to get up he was attacked and knocked unconscious by the intruders, the statement says, and Day was unable to provide any information as to the identity of those who attacked him. Day was transported to Whitesburg ARH Hospital for medical treatment and was later transferred to University of Kentucky Medical Center, the statement says.

Tpr. Tyler Smith with KSP Post 13 is leading this investigation. If anyone has information that may assist in this investigation, they are urged to call (606) 435-6069. Information can also be conveyed through the KSP webpage, kentuckystatepolice.org, the KSP mobile app or any of KSP’s social media sites.