OAKLAND -- Two men were arrested for reportedly attacking another man at a residence near Oakland Sunday night.
James C. Arnold, 39, of Liberty Township, Ohio, and Eric N. Marcrum, 30, of Hume have been charged with aggravated battery in connection with the incident, according to Coles County court records.
A woman was arrested for lying to investigating police officers and another was arrested on a failure to appear warrant in a traffic case, according to information from the Coles County Sheriff's Office.
Lt. Tyler Heleine of the sheriff's office said what led to the altercation that injured Cameron L. Sowell, 28, of Charleston, hasn't been determined.
The incident was reported about 10:40 p.m. Sunday at a residence on Illinois Route 133 about two miles east of Oakland, according to the sheriff's office.
Indications are that Sowell was cut in the hand by a knife and hit in the head by a baton or similar object, Heleine said. He was hospitalized after the incident but has since been released, according to Heleine.
Edgar County authorities notified the sheriff's office of the incident after Sowell was taken to a hospital in Paris, Heleine said. Sowell was later transferred to Regional Hospital in Terre Haute before being released, he said.
Arnold had left the residence by the time deputies arrived but was located and arrested later by Oakland police, who also found methamphetamine in his vehicle, Heleine said.
The other suspects were located at the residence, he said. Tiffany M. Toothman, 34, at whose residence the incident occurred, is accused of lying about the location of Marcrum while he was hiding there, Heleine said.
A news release from the sheriff's office about the incident identified the woman arrested in the traffic case as Tanya N. Petry, 32, of Middletown, Ohio.