Two charged with beating father, son
Published 10:11 am Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Two Clark County men are facing felony assault charges after they allegedly assaulted a man and his father early Saturday morning.
Winchester Police were called to 108 S. Main St. shortly before 2 a.m. for a fight in progress, according to court documents.
Winchester Police Capt. Harvey Craycraft said Ronnie Christopher Jr. was in an argument with Paris L. Green and Johnathan Wagoner over property.
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Ronnie Christopher Sr. told officers he stepped in to defend his son, but Green started hitting him in the head with a folded knife. Once Christopher Sr. was on the ground, Green and Wagoner reportedly continued the assault until officers arrived.
Christopher Jr. said Wagoner hit him in the mouth with a hammer and knocked out his two front teeth.
Officers recovered the hammer and the knife from a pool of blood.
According to court documents, Wagoner said Christopher Jr. was holding a knife and making threats. Wagoner also said he hit Christopher Jr. with his hand.
Green, 34, of 690 Athens-Boonesboro Road, and Wagoner, 18, of 413 W. Lexington Ave., were both arrested for second-degree assault and lodged in the Clark County Detention Center.