PD: Man arrested for simple assault


BROOKINGS – A man was arrested for allegedly assaulting another man on Sunday, according to the Brookings Police.

The incident was reported approximately 10:33 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Western Avenue, said Lt. Marci Gebers.

Hartley Howard, 37, of Brookings, was arrested on suspicion of simple assault and transported to the Brookings County Detention Center, she said. He and the male victim were known to each other.

“Alcohol was a factor,” Gebers said.

“Officers learned that the victim was struck multiple times in the face,” Gebers said. “He sustained minor injuries and refused medical attention.”

“The suspect was located, interviewed and subsequently arrested for simple assault,” which is assault without a weapon, Gebers said.

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