The Whitley County Sheriff’s Office says while deputies were patrolling the Kensee Hollow area, they noticed 30 year old Michael J. Leach. They knew Leach was wanted in connection to an assault at a MacKayla Circle residence where police found a man with serious injuries to his face and head. According to witnesses, Leach and the victim were in a fist fight. During the fight Leach reportedly used a metal pipe on the victim. The victim was flown out to the University of Tennessee Medical Center and has since been released. Leach fled the scene before officers arrived. Deputies stopped Leach and took him into custody. He was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.