What began with some friends drinking together ended with a man in jail for allegedly hitting another man in the face with a liquor bottle.
Theodore Rogers, 57, 304 Railroad St., Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with assault and battery second-degree.
The incident report states an officer was dispatched Saturday to Wallace Thomson Hospital in reference to an assault. The victim said that while he was at a friend’s residence on McBeth Street when he was assaulted. He said he was drinking with some friends when he asked Rogers for a drink of liquor. He said Rogers told him now and then went outside with the liquor bottle. A few moments later, the victim said Rogers came back inside and hit him in the face with the glass bottle which shattered.
While getting the victim’s statement, the report states the officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the victim’s person. He also noticed the victim was bleeding profusely from the face and his clothes were soaked with blood.
The officer then went to the residence on McBeth Street to talk to Rogers who he advised of his Miranda rights. The report states Rogers said he understood his rights and agreed to talk to the officer. Rogers told the officer that he’d been drinking with a friend at the house. He said he’d been joking with the victim until the victim threw things at him. He said he did hit the victim.
While interviewing Rogers, the report states the officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. He also noticed that the middle finger on Rogers’ right hand was bleeding, but that there were no other marks on Rogers.
The officer then interviewed a witness who said he’d been outside the building until he heard a disturbance. He said he went inside and saw the victim on the ground bleeding. The witness said he found a broken bottle of Seagram’s vodka on the floor which he had to clean up.
In addition to interviewing Rogers and the victim, the report states the officer photographed their injuries. The officer also noted that the victim had to 25-35 stitches for the right side of his face. He then signed a warrant for Rogers’ arrest for assault and battery second-degree.
Rogers was taken into custody Tuesday morning.