Jefferson Police Chief Mark Clouse says just after midnight on Sunday, officers responded to a call of a reported assault at the Greene County Medical Center emergency room. The male victim told officers an assault took place earlier at his apartment in the 300 block of North Wilson Avenue. Officers conducted interviews with the victim’s girlfriend and another couple who witnessed the incident. Clouse notes the witness statements were congruent with the injuries to the victim.
An arrest warrant has been requested charging 18-year-old James Lee Hoyle of Beaver with a Class D Felony for assault causing bodily injury. Once the arrest warrant has been issued and Hoyle is apprehended, he will be booked into the Greene County jail.