An assault with a flashlight leads to an arrest in Texas Co

A Texas County resident is facing charges after an assault victim walked into the Licking Police Department with a head injury on Thursday. A Texas County deputy observed obvious injuries to the victim’s head resulting in bleeding. The victim stated he had been assaulted by a family member at a residence on Cadle Road in the Licking area. The victim reported being struck with a flashlight. The deputy traveled to Cadle Road and contacted a suspect, Loren Deerwester. Deerwester was taken into custody and later interviewed. During the interview, Deerwester admitted to striking the victim multiple times with a flashlight. The 32-year-old Loren Deerwester is charged with domestic assault and armed criminal action and is being held without bond.