Victim suffers serious head, brain injuries after assaulted in Asheville, suspect charged

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Seth Eugene Slocumb (Asheville Police)

ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – Asheville Police Department officials have arrested and charged a suspect on connection to an assault that happened earlier this month.

According to the release, police are investigating an assault that happened on Aug. 23 on Baity Drive.

Police said the victim and the suspect reportedly were arguing, and the suspect then used a wooden bat to hit the victim.

The victim was taken to the Mission Hospital, where they were being treated for serious head and brain injuries.

Seth Eugene Slocumb, 26, of Asheville, has been arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill and inflicting serious injury.

Slocumb is being held in the Buncombe County Detention Center under a $80,000 secured bond, according to police.

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