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Posted on: January 19, 2010

[ARCHIVED] Assault in the 100 block of Park Street

An arrest has been made stemming from an assault that occurred in the 100 block of Park Street on Thursday, January 14, 2010.

Christopher Hunter, 46, was arrested Saturday afternoon after he was released from the hospital where he was recovering from wounds he suffered during the assault. Richard Solum, 34, and Virgil Roberts, 46, victims of the assault, were both treated and released from the hospital on Thursday.

Mr. Hunter and Mr. Roberts were involved in an argument when Mr. Hunter shot Mr. Roberts with a BB gun. Mr. Hunter also had a knife in his hand. Mr. Solum grabbed a hold of Mr. Hunter to try and stop him from shooting the BB gun. When Mr. Hunter grabbed him, he was cut in the back with the knife. Mr. Solum was able to take the knife away from Mr. Hunter and in doing so, Mr. Hunter was also injured.

Mr. Hunter is being held without bond at the Morgan County Detention Center. He is being charged with Second Degree Assault, Menacing, and Reckless Endangerment.

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