A Hopkinsville man was arrested early this morning for allegedly hitting another man on the head with a baseball bat.
Police were called to 103 South Kentucky Avenue just before midnight and found 19-year old Shawn Cooper of Hopkinsville bleeding from the head. He said he and 19-yearold Starla Cooper had been sitting outside when they got into an argument with 21-year old Noble Skinner III of Hopkinsville.
Shawn Cooper told officers that Skinner was carrying a bat and hit him on the head, causing a severe laceration. He said Skinner then swung at Ms. Cooper and missed, though Skinner told police he never swung the bat.
Officer Adam Smith writes on the report that he found blood in the roadway. He arrested Skinner and charged him with second degree assault and first degree wanton endangerment.