WHITMAN COUNTY, Wash.--The family of a Washington State University professor is using Facebook to update the public on his condition. Dr. David Warner was injured during an altercation near WSU earlier this year. He suffered a severe brain injury.
The Rally for David Warner page on Facebook posts updates on his progress. Warner left the hospital in May and continues to recover at home according to the page.
Warner was hurt when he tried to break-up a fight outside of a Pullman bar. He spent two months in the hospital.
His mother posted on the public page about one week ago. She stated that Warner had a three hour surgery recently to replace his skull bone.
Another person wrote that Warner is up and walking around Pullman.
Five people face charges of the fight which may have caused Warner’s injuries.
In May, Police closed their investigation regarding the attack on Warner. Officers passed the case to the Whitman County Prosecuting Attorney.
Investigators recommended that five people be charged in connection to the attack.
Police suggested that Madeline A. Fouts be charged with Rendering Criminal Assistance 1st Degree (Felony), Making a False or Misleading Statement (Misdemeanor), Failing to Summon Assistance (Misdemeanor). Joshua W. Nantz, John “Matt” Cabanos-Soriano, and Robert D. Bean could face charges for Assault 1st Degree (Felony), Assault 4th Degree (Misdemeanor), Failing to Summon Assistance (Misdemeanor).
The potential charges stem from a fight near the Washington State University campus on March 30th.
Officers also suggested charges be filed against Dr. Warner’s friend, Lawrence McDonald. He could be charged with Attempted Assault 4th Degree (misdemeanor), Disorderly Conduct (misdemeanor).