GREAT FALLS- Darionn Tyler Douglas has been charged with aggravated assault in Great Falls, and the victim in the case may not survive.
The identity of the victim has not been released.
Police received a call about the assault just after 2 a.m. on Tuesday; the caller said that there was an unconscious man.
It happened at a residence near the intersection of 7th Avenue South and 12th Street, near Longfellow Elementary School.
Court documents say that when police officers arrived, emergency medical personnel were “working on a male who appeared to be in serious distress.”
Officers talked with Douglas, who said that he had been in a fight with the man who was now unconscious. Officers noted that Douglas had an injury to his nose and a chipped tooth.
Douglas told police that he and the other man had been drinking and began arguing, which “evolved into a mutual challenge to fight.” Douglas said that the other man hit him first, breaking his nose and chipping his tooth. Douglas said that he then kicked the victim in the face, knocking him out.
According to court documents, Douglas told police that he then “repeatedly punched, elbowed, and kneed (the victim) in the face.”
Medical staff at Benefis Health System say that the victim’s condition is “dire, with a serious, debilitating brain injury,” and that there is a chance he will not survive.
Prosecutors requested that bond for Douglas be set at $75,000.
Douglas has been charged with aggravated assault and is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Wednesday.
We do not yet know what, if any, additional charges may be filed against Douglas.
We will update you when we get more information.
-David Sherman, reporting for MTN News