A 27-year-old has been charged with assault after he reportedly struck a man, causing a serious head injury.

Brent Allen Dingess of Suzanne Lane in Statesville was charged with felony assault inflicting serious injury after an altercation with a 58-year-old man Wednesday.

When Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the Suzanne Lane address, the man had already been transported by Iredell EMS to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for treatment, Sheriff Darren Campbell said.

Investigators determined that Dingess had been in a verbal dispute with the victim, then struck him, knocking him to the ground, Campbell said. When the man fell, he struck an object on the ground, a news release said.

Dingess then fled, but was found in a vehicle shortly after and arrested. During the booking process, it was discovered that he had outstanding warrants from Alexander County for misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor injury to personal property, the release stated. He received a $30,000 secured bond from a magistrate.

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