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Kentucky Man Captured After Christmas Dinner Fight Turned Into A Ham-Hurling Attack

Deputies say David D. Brannon started chucking things after a fight over what day to hold their Christmas dinner.

By Jill Sederstrom

It's all fun and games until someone ends up with a holiday ham thrown in their face.

Christmas took an unexpected turn for one Kentucky family after an argument about when to hold the family's Christmas dinner ended with a man hurling a ham at another woman, then trying to flee from law enforcement authorities.

David D. Brannon, 21, is now facing fourth degree assault charges and second degree fleeing or evading police, after the Laurel County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that he threw a ham meant for Christmas dinner as well as other items at a female victim during an argument about what day to have the holiday meal.

The heated debate broke out Sunday evening around 10 p.m. in London, Kentucky.

When deputies arrived at the home, Brannon allegedly tried to "flee from deputies," running on foot before he was apprehended, the sheriff's office said. Law enforcement officers had been contacted after reports of a domestic disturbance.

The investigation determined that the dispute had begun over a disagreement about what day to hold Christmas dinner.

Brannon was arrested Sunday and taken to the Laurel County Correctional Center. His bond for fleeing or evading police was set at $1,000, while the bond for his assault charge is still pending, according to local outlet Wave 3 News.

[Photo: Laurel County Correctional Center]