LINCOLN CITY, Ore. – A Lincoln City man was in custody Friday morning after he allegedly struck an acquaintance in the face with a hammer.
The 58-year-old victim told police and a sheriff’s deputy that Richard Anthony Bergan, 54, struck him in the face with a framing hammer in the 100 block of Scot Street in Lincoln Beach early Friday morning.
Deputies found Bergan at his home and recovered the hammer. Bergan was charged with assault and taken to the Lincoln County Jail on $250,000 bail.
Authorities suspected alcohol was a factor in the attack.