LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Two Louisville men are facing charges after altercation early Thursday in the parking lot of a popular nightclub.
Just before 3 a.m. a Louisville Metro police officer parked near Baxter Avenue and Broadway heard a woman screaming in the parking lot at Phoenix Hill Tavern. The officer found two men involved in an argument and separated them. Both were covered in blood.
The woman told police she and one of the men involved in the fight were walking in the parking lot when a car driven by the second man nearly hit them. The men then got into an argument which turned physical.
According to the woman, while the argument was taking place a third man attacked her friend with a claw hammer, striking him several times. The driver of the car also grabbed the hammer and hit the victim.
Metro police arrested Larry E. Wharton, 33, and Jerron R. Martin, 28, both of Louisville. Wharton, the driver of the car, was charged with assault and disorderly conduct. Martin, who first hit the victim with the hammer, was also charged with assault. Because he tried to get away as police were arresting him Martin was also charged with fleeing and evading police.
Both men were booked into Louisville Metro Correction to await arraignment.
The victim was taken to University Hospital for treatment of a possible head injury.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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