A Wheeling man spent the first night of 2019 in jail after police responded to a report of a fight with a weapon.
According to Wheeling police, officers were dispatched around 8 p.m. on Tuesday to 15th Street in East Wheeling. Upon arrival, the found a person injured on the street, who reportedly stated that another man had beaten him with a rock before fleeing.
Police say the victim required medical attention.
Not long after speaking with the victim did officers locate and arrest the suspect.
Thomas Edward Kerry, 58 of Wheeling, was brought into custody and charged with one count of malicious assault. He was taken to the Northern Regional Jail, and is awaiting arraignment.