Florence police arrested a man for assaulting another man with a baseball bat early Sunday morning.
Florence police received the call around 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning in the 100 block of Sycamore Street. When officers arrived, they found a 46-year-old male who had a large laceration to his head and multiple other injuries after being hit with a baseball bat.
Officers located Kerry Douglas Smith during a traffic stop and charged him with Assault 2nd degree. He was taken to the Lauderdale County Detention Center and later released on a $2,500 bond.
The victim was taken to North Alabama Medical Center for treatment.