Man arrested for hitting roommate with chair

Published 11:21 am Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A 27-year-old Austin man was arrested Saturday after allegedly breaking a chair over his roommate’s back.

Sebit Lokori faces a possible second-degree assault charge after police responded to a residence at the 900 block of Fourth Avenue NE, according to police.

A 33-year-old man reported Lokori hit him in the face and threw him to the ground. After throwing a beer bottle at the victim and missing, Lokori allegedly hit the victim on the back with a black metal chair, breaking the chair. The victim told police he went outside and called for help.

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According to a report, the victim told police he was minding his own business when Lokori allegedly assaulted him but said alcohol may have been a factor.

The case has been forwarded to the Mower County Attorney’s office.