An Evansville man was taken to the hospital, after he says he was hit in the chest with a two-by-four.
Police arrested Richard Petrig, charging him with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Evansville Police were dispatched to Indiana Street for an assault in progress, just after 6:00 Monday morning.
When they arrived the victim said they heard a loud bang on the side of the house, and was hit by Petrig when he went outside to see what had happened.
The report says, the victim may have a broken rib and internal bleeding from the attack.
Petrig was taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail.