Man Hospitalized After Being Struck With Hammer
The victim is in serious condition after the Friday night incident.
A 34-year-old man is in serious condition at Rhode Island Hospital after being struck in the head with a hammer during an argument with another male on Friday night.
Around midnight on Friday, June 22, Coventry Police and emergency officials responded to 5 Sand Street where they found the victim badly injured after what police believe to have been an argument between two friends that escalated into a physical altercation. Alcohol is thought to have been a factor.
The suspect, James Pavao,, 37, of 5 Sand St., was arrested and charged with felony assault with a dangerous weapon.
As of Saturday afternoon, police have not identified the identity of the victim, but have confirmed that he is not a Coventry resident.