A Richland man was arrested on Friday after he allegedly beat a man with a baseball bat during a physical confrontation near Waynesville.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a serious physical assault in progress at a residence on Seneca Lane near Waynesville.
The victim told the deputies the assault began after a short argument and named who his attacker was. The victim was then transported to the Fort Leonard Wood Hospital for treatment and was later sent to a hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
A short time after, the alleged attacker, 48-year-old Tyrone Darrel Fellers of Richland, arrived at the sheriff’s office and made a voluntary statement about the incident.
When a deputy inquired about the baseball bat the suspect took him to his truck and gave him the bat. The suspect was arrested for assault and placed in the Pulaski County Jail on a 24-hour hold while a statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges for the assault.
The prosecutor filed one count of first degree assault with a weapon, a class A felony, on Fellers. The bond on Fellers was set at $250,000 and he remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of bond.