Story by Mike Nolting, WAJR

WEST UNION, W.Va. — State police have arrested an Ohio man after he allegedly attacked another person with a shovel on Sunday.

Richard Ogden (WVRJA)

Troopers from the Doddridge County detachment were called to a residence on Orchard Street in West Union on a call for assistance.

Troopers said when they arrived, they found the victim, who had a large laceration to the left side of his head, and told police that Richard Ogden, 44, of Stockport, Ohio, hit him in the head with a shovel two times.

A witness told troopers that Ogden and the victim got into an altercation at the Orchard Street address, and Ogden got the shovel from the back of his vehicle. According to the witness, Ogden then hit the victim twice in the head.

Ogden has been charged with malicious assault and is being held in the North Central Regional Jail.