On July 8th at 6:56 pm,a Deputy from the Lawrence County Dispatch was sent to Lynn to investigate a possible assault. Once on scene at a residence located behind the Lynn Supermarket the Deputy spoke with family members who advised the Deputy that a 15 year old boy had been assaulted by another family member.
The Deputy then spoke with the juvenile who confirmed the story stating that he had been hit in the head by his uncle after attempting to stop an argument between the uncle and another family member. The Deputy then spoke with the uncle who also admitted to the Deputy that after the juvenile tried to defuse an argument, he struck the juvenile. The suspect was identified as Walter A. Morgan of Lynn, Morgan was cited for his involvement.
Before the Deputy was clear from that incident, another call came in reporting an assault with a weapon, the Deputy then responded to Strawberry where he took another report of an assault committed by the same person, according to the complainant identified as Jeremy Goforth. Morgan allegedly struck Mr. Goforth with a baseball bat after some type of disagreement. The second assault reportedly took place at the same place as the first.
Morgan was asked about the second reported assault, he admitted to that offense as well. The Deputy took Walter A. Morgan into custody and he was charged with 1st Degree Battery with the purpose of causing serious physical injury. Morgan was transported to the Lawrence County Jail to await a bond hearing.
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