Fort Campbell, Kentucky Resident Sentenced
PADUCAH, KY—A civilian resident of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was sentenced in U.S. District Court Monday, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 27 months in prison, followed by a two year period of supervised release for the assault of another person that caused serious bodily injury, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the Federal Court system.
Kenneth Earl Dycus, age 44, of Christian County, Kentucky, was charged on February 10, 2015, in a single count grand jury indictment with the assault that occurred on February 8, 2015 on the Fort Campbell military base. On June 11, 2015, Dycus pleaded guilty to the single charge.
According to court records, Dycus intentionally injured another person, by choking him to the extent that the person was rendered unconscious. As a result of that injury, the individual sustained a bodily injury that involved a substantial risk of death, extreme physical pain, and protracted loss and impairment of the function of his memory.
If convicted at trial, Dycus could have been sentenced to no more than ten years in prison, fined up to $250,000 and ordered to serve a three year period of supervised release.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Sparks and was investigated by the Fort Campbell, Kentucky military police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).