WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - A Wichita Falls man has pending charges following an assault late Monday morning.
According to the WFPD, William David Starnes, 46, assaulted a 64-year-old man who tried to intervene when he saw Starnes assaulting a 59-year-old woman in the 500 block of Burkburnett Road.
Witnesses told officers, just before noon, Starnes struck the victim in the head with a wood board, critically injuring him. The victim was rushed to United Regional and placed in ICU.
Starnes fled from the scene and was later found at a home in the 1400 block of N. 6th Street and arrested for drug-related charges.
At this time, Starnes has only been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Assault Family Violence for his alleged attack on a 59-year-old woman.
However, WFPD officials said additional charges are pending. Stay with News Channel 6 as we continue to follow this developing story.