Michigan man accused of attacking local referee now facing new charge

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — A Michigan man accused of assaulting a local referee is facing a new charge.

Kenny Culp, a youth basketball referee, was allegedly injured by 40-year-old Keyon Menifield earlier this month.

The alleged assault happened during a travel ball tournament at the Paducah Regional Sports Plex.

At the time, Menifield was arrested and charged with assault of a sports official.

Deputies say they later learned that Culp’s injuries were more severe than first believed.

After getting medical updates, an arrest warrant was issued for Menifield for assault 2nd degree.

Menifield was already out of the Paducah area and law enforcement in Flint, Michigan were unable to find him.

On April 16, Menifield showed up for his scheduled court appearance in McCracken County for his original charge of assault of a sports official.

When he showed up, he was arrested and charged with assault 2nd degree. Bond was set at $15,000. His next court date for the new charge is Wednesday, April 17.