A Florida Keys man has been arrested after he reportedly hit his neighbor in the face with a hammer.
The incident happened on Saturday in Tavernier.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to Jo Jean Way where they found witness rending aid to the 26-year-old victim at his home.
The witnesses told officers that 33-year-old 33-year-old Timothy Lee Burton came speeding down the roadway where the victim and several witnesses waved at him to slow down. That’s when Burton jumped out of his vehicle with a hammer and began arguing with the victim. At some point during the arguement, Burton then struck the victim in the face and then continued on to his residence a few houses down.
The victim was airlifted to Jackson South Medical Center in Miami-Dade County with severe injuries to his face.
Authorities then found Burton at his home and arrested him.
He has since been charged with aggravated battery.