Battery – third degree, 2000 block of Rich Smith Lane.

A man called for assistance after being struck by a man while he was visiting his friend at her apartment. The victim stated that the suspect had come through the front door without knocking and he said "What’s up?" to the suspect because "they were cool." The suspect then struck the victim on the side of the face and the two began to wrestle around the residence, breaking multiple items as they did so. The altercation was broken up by the woman who leases the apartment and the suspect left the residence. The officers noted that the victim had a large knot on the side of his left eye and scratches on his back. The woman who leases the apartment stated that if the suspect hadn’t started the altercation, he would have been welcome in her home because he is a friend of hers. The victim was made aware of the warrant process.