NEWMAN LAKE, Wash. – A Newman Lake man was arrested after reportedly hitting another man in the face, causing lacerations and damage to his eye on September 18.
Deputies arrested 55-year-old Raymond Peter Brown two days after the incident. Brown now faces second degree assault charges.
According to court documents, the victim went to a home in Newman Lake to retrieve marijuana plants from a garage he had been working in for Brown. The victim said he was loading the plants into his truck when Brown approached him and yelled, “Get out of here!”
The victim said Brown then hit him in the face one time. The victim said he then left and went to the emergency room. According to documents, doctors told the victim he had a broken orbital eye socket.
Court documents state Brown told his wife that the victim had taken a bunch of the marijuana plants that were in their garage.
A witness said he did not see the altercation, but saw the victim return home with a bloody face and an injured right eye.
On September 20, deputies were contacted by dispatch to an assault report. Deputies contacted the victim and observed a large laceration to his right eye, swelling on his face and other smaller lacerations.
Deputies said after interviewing the victim, they determined probable cause to arrest Brown for second degree assault. Deputies said Brown intentionally assaulted the victim and recklessly caused serious bodily harm.
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