Pool stick attack: Paulding County man facing assault charges

A Paulding County man will appear in court Friday morning after being arrested on felonious assault charges.

Police said Jeffrey Merritte, 43, attacked a man July 25 with a pool stick and knife and then fled the scene. The incident happened on Elm Sreet in Continental, Ohio.

Officials say the victim was transported to St. Ritas Care Center where he was treated and released. Merritte was arrested at his residence in Paulding County and will appear in the Putnam County Municipal Court on July 26 at 9 a.m.