Alcohol appears to have been the common denominator in two separate weekend assaults that resulted in the victims being treated at the local hospital and police searching for their attackers.

 


Alcohol appears to have been the common denominator in two separate weekend assaults that resulted in the victims being treated at the local hospital and police searching for their attackers.

 

Ardmore Police Department reports indicate officers responded about 12:20 a.m. Saturday to a residence located in the 400 block of Park Street. A man was found with the left side of his face “slashed” with what was believed to be a “razor-type” knife.

 

 The victim refused to allow medics to treat him at the scene, but did allow family members to take him to the local emergency room, where he was treated and later released.

 

Sgt. Lynn James, APD Patrol Division, said a suspect was named as the assailant. The suspect had fled prior to the arrival of police and a subsequent search was unsuccessful. Both the victim and eyewitnesses were intoxicated at the time of the attack. The case has been turned over to the criminal investigation division for further investigation.

 

About 1:30 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to reports of an unconscious woman lying in a club parking lot, located in the 1100 block of South Commerce Street. They found the woman, who appeared to be intoxicated, had been beaten. She was taken ambulance to the local hospital for treatment. James said information on whether the woman was admitted to the medical facility or released was not immediately available.

 

A witness, who identified herself as a friend of the victim, told police they were leaving the club and had asked a man for a ride. But before she and her friend managed to get the transportation they wanted, the victim got into an argument with the three women accompanying the man. The witness said the three females attacked her friend and then fled with the man in his vehicle.

 

James said reports of that attack were also forwarded to the criminal investigation division for further action.

 

Marsha Miller
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