Kentucky father accused of attacking son with hammer

William Helbig (source: Whitley County Detention Center)

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WATE) – An argument between a father and a son turned physical on Friday according to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.

Investigators were called to a home on Nicky Lane in the Hemlock community around 4:30 p.m. Investigators say the son sustained injuries to his hand and head after his father, William Helbig, 57, reportedly struck him with a hammer.

Helbig was arrested and charged with first-degree assault. The victim was taken to Baptist Health Corbin. His condition has not been released.

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