CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Tennessee man was arrested after police said he struck someone with a hammer outside the Charleston Town Center Mall.
Charleston police arrested Denzil Terrella Weatherspoon, 21, of Memphis, Tenn., on Tuesday on the eighth floor of the Renaissance Circle Apartments in Charleston and charged him with malicious wounding.
According to the criminal complaint, a fight broke out last Thursday between the victim, Ryan Lynch, and a group of juveniles.
Police say Weatherspoon came up to Lynch and struck him in the back of his head with a hammer.
Lynch was taken to the hospital with a skull fracture and parts of his skull embedded into his brain, the criminal complaint states.
Two juveniles also have been arrested in connection to the fight and Lt. Steve Cooper, chief of detectives for the Charleston Police Department, said two other juveniles will be arrested.