Texas Man charged with assault in Laclede County

A man from Houston Texas is facing an assault charge in Laclede County. Lebanon Police responded to a call on Saturday(2/17) in the 19-hundred block of West Elm, where an alleged assault took place. The suspect, identified as Nestor Torres reportedly had knocked a man unconscious during a dispute. Torres claimed that the man had be taunting him and making comments about his sexuality prior to the incident. He said he left the building but went back inside to pay his tab, and the man started taunting him again, and that’s when he hit him. The victim was bleeding and passing out when police arrived and he was treated by EMS at the scene. Torres is charged with felony assault with a bond of $10-thousand. His next hearing date is set for February 28th.