A 21-year-old Kennewick man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly beat another man in the head with an aluminum baseball bat.
Tyler Lucas Dell struck Michael Fouse with the bat four to five times in the head as Fouse was leaving a home on the 100 block East Fifth Avenue, Kennewick police said.
Fouse, 22, was taken to Trios Southridge Hospital in Kennewick after the 1 p.m. incident, and later flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, police said. He is expected to survive.
Officers found Dell riding in a vehicle near West 24th Avenue and South Union Street and arrested him, police said. He was booked into the Benton County jail on a 72-hour investigative hold for first-degree assault.