Hopkins County Deputies responded to a call on County Road 4586 Thursday when a female resident at that location said she had received a phone call from Joe Lee Cathy, 55, stating that he was on his way to her house. She was struck with a baseball bat several times about the head causing severe lacerations as well as possible broken bones in her arm and upper body. Cathy was not there at the time of their arrival.
Around 11:42 p.m., Cathy (picture not available) was arrested for Use of Sidewalk. During book in at Hopkins County Jail, he was interviewed by deputies and investigators concerning the incident at the county road address. He confessed to using the bat to injure the victim.
Cathy is in Hopkins County Jail being held for Aggravated Assault Family Violence with a Deadly Weapon, Use of Sidewalk, and Parole Violation. He is held on a $500,000 bond for the assault.