The Sherman Police Department has opened an aggravated assault investigation after an argument between a couple allegedly led one man to attack the other with a golf club early Wednesday morning.

Lt. John Kennemer said an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of South Rusk Street Wednesday morning after the 49-year-old victim called police to report the alleged attack, which occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. According to a department incident report, the man told investigators that he had been attacked by his 53-year-old boyfriend, whom he lived with.

“One individual was struck in the back with a golf club,” Kennemer said Friday.

The Sherman Police lieutenant said the victim was initially hesitant to speak investigators, but investigators were able to identify the suspect and intended to speak with him soon. Kennemer said no arrest had been made as of Friday, but the suspect could potentially face a charge of aggravated assault against a family or household member. The incident remains under investigation.

“A lot of the time, domestic disturbances can escalate really, really quick,” Kennemer said. “Whenever possible, walk away to another room, get out of the house or something and let everybody calm down. Create some distance and don't continue the argument.”