Strange happenings are afoot in Union County starting with a crime weekend that kept the Union County Sheriff’s Office on its toes.
A property dispute landed a Traskwood man in the hospital after he confronted an unknown suspect who allegedly beat him in the face repeatedly to the point the eye required stitches, according to a UCSO report.
The report states the man was at his brother’s house in the 100 block of Goose Lane Sunday when witnesses reported hearing a strange sound from the back of the property where a pipeline lies. The man jumped on a four-wheeler and rode out to the back of the land where he discovered an unknown individual ramming the gate in his truck.
In confronting the suspect, the man was hit in the face several times to the point the eye swelled shut, according to the report. He was taken to the emergency room for stitches.
The victim’s brother gave the same account, adding that the truck was a silver Dodge 4×4 with an extended cab and had Arkansas tags though he was unsure of the license plate number. The driver was described as a white male in his 30s, accompanied by a white female with blonde hair about the same age in the passenger seat.
The UCSO also responded to another report of a man falling 20 feet out of a deer stand — a second report in several weeks.
Upon arrival in Old Union Saturday morning the deputy met with a family member and the victim who survived the fall and called his family on his cell phone, according to the report.
The man sustained fractures to both legs and complained of back and arm pain. He was transported by ProMed Ambulance to a landing zone and then transported by helicopter to Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport.
Also, another vicious animal report, this time in El Dorado, resulted in a deceased dog.
More in tomorrow’s News-Times.