Columbia police arrested Joseph Frederick Green, 34, in an assault June 9 that left another man in critical condition at a local hospital, where he remained Thursday.
The victim was hit in the head during a verbal confrontation at the Broad Rivert Terrace Apartments at 3245 Lucius Road on June 9, police spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said in a release. According to hospital officials, the victim required emergency surgery due to massive head trauma, police said.
Authorities have not determined what sparked the argument.
Green was being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center Thursday night.
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