Police investigating a reported hit-and-run in Watauga Monday night arrested a suspect on a more serious charge.
Officers responded to a hit-and-run call in the 6100 block of Melody Lane, a residential area, and found a more complicated crime scene, Watauga police Sgt. Jason Babcock said Tuesday.
Just before the hit and run, the suspect assaulted someone with a weapon. Babcock called the assault a “cutting.”
“They’re separate incidents but very close together,” Babcock said.
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The person who was cut was hospitalized. Babcock did not know the person’s condition Tuesday afternoon.
The name of the person arrested was not released Tuesday. He faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury, Babcock said.
It was not clear on Tuesday if anyone was injured in the hit and run. Police are continuing to investigate, Babcok said.