On July 8th at 6:56 pm,a Deputy from the Lawrence County DispatchÂ was sent to Lynn to investigate a possible assault. Once on scene at a residenceÂ located behind the Lynn Supermarket the Deputy spoke with family members whoÂ advised the Deputy that a 15 year old boy had been assaulted by another familyÂ member.
The Deputy then spoke with the juvenile who confirmed the storyÂ stating that he had been hit in the head by his uncle after attempting to stopÂ an argument between the uncle and another family member. The Deputy then spokeÂ with the uncle who also admitted to the Deputy that after the juvenile tried toÂ defuse an argument, he struck the juvenile. The suspect was identified as WalterÂ A. Morgan of Lynn, Morgan was cited for his involvement.
Before the Deputy was clear from that incident, another call cameÂ in reporting an assault with a weapon, the Deputy then responded to StrawberryÂ where he took another report of an assault committed by the same person,Â according to the complainant identified as Jeremy Goforth. Morgan allegedlyÂ struck Mr. Goforth with a baseball bat after some type of disagreement. TheÂ second assault reportedly took place at the same place as theÂ first.
Morgan was asked about the second reported assault, he admitted toÂ that offense as well. The Deputy took Walter A. Morgan into custody and he wasÂ charged with 1st Degree Battery with the purpose of causing serious physicalÂ injury. Morgan was transported to the Lawrence County Jail to await a bondÂ hearing.
For more information on the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Office, visitÂ www.
lawrencecountysheriffsoffice. com .