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Man wanted for Louisville assault arrested in Nelson

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By Staff

A man wanted for assaulting another person with a handgun in Louisville was arrested at a residence on Purcell Avenue Thursday.

According to a post-arrest complaint completed by the Louisville Metro Police Department, a warrant was served against 23-year-old Nathaniel Tyler Young, who is charged with first-degree assault. Young’s address is listed as Bardstown.

The felony charge stems from an incident on March 27 in which Young is accused of beating a man in the head with a handgun, fracturing the man’s skull. According to police, the victim was going to meet a friend at Watterson Elementary when Young allegedly approached him and attacked him. Police were told Young was angry with the victim for speaking with his girlfriend.

The victim suffered a severe head injury, which required surgery to repair the fracture and several lacerations.

Young is scheduled to be arraigned on the charge Aug. 1 in Jefferson County.