Sherman Police arrested a man who allegedly struck a teenager on the back of the head with a flashlight early Sunday morning.
Police responded to a disturbance call in the 2100 block of Texoma Parkway at about 1:30 a.m. After police arrived on the scene, they found an 18-year-old male with an open wound on the back of his head, according to the Sherman Police report.
The victim told police that a known man hit him on the back of the head with a flashlight, the report noted. Police Sgt. D.M. Hampton said the victim’s injuries were not life threatening, however, he was treated at the scene, then transported by ambulance to a local hospital.
The victim identified the suspect, and police questioned the man. The report notes that the suspect was not forthcoming with information, but evidence at the scene and statements from the involved people supported the victim’s claim. Police did not provide comment on what caused the disturbance.
Joshua Barrier of Sherman was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and bond was set at $20,000.
Police filed a another report from the same scene that night for purchase/furnish alcohol to a minor. According to the Sherman Police report, while police were investigating the assault, they found evidence indicating a male suspect provided alcohol to the 18-year-old victim.