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Florida man arrested after hitting neighbor in the face with a hammer

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Monroe County Sheriff’s Office

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.