SPOKANE -- A Spokane man is in critical condition after being beaten during a North Spokane party. The suspect is accused of knocking the victim out.
18 year-old Treven Lewis claims he was defending his girlfriend during the fight.
Students who were at the house party Saturday night say there were easily more than 100 people at the party and they had no idea the it would be that large.
Most of the students attending the party were from local schools.
According to court documents, the homeowner called 911 and reported her son was having an underage drinking party. Court papers say the homeowner asked her neighbor, Frank Motta, to keep an eye on the home.
Witnesses at the party told authorities Motta entered the home at the same time deputies arrived to break it up.
Charging documents say one witness saw Motto nudging people, telling them to leave. One of those people was the pregnant girlfriend of Lewis.
The court papers go on to say that Lewis yelled “Get away from my girl,” pushed Motto to the ground, and when he got up from the floor, punched Motta in the head.
Deputies found Motta soon after; lying on his back, stiff and bleeding from his head and right ear.
In a jailhouse interview Lewis told KREM2 he was protecting his girlfriend.
Authorities say Lewis left the part, but was arrested Tuesday on assault charges.
According to court documents, a doctor described the condition of Motta to be extremely critical, and says he may die from his injuries.
The judges set bail for Lewis Wednesday at $250,000.