Athens County Sheriff Deputies Investigate Assault Of Buchtel Man

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Athens County deputies are investigating the assault of a 20-year-old man who was found in critical condition at a Chauncey residence on Wednesday.

Sheriff Patrick Kelly says deputies found Harley Aaron Pruitt, 20, of Buchtel in an unconscious state at a 61 Main Street residence.

Kelly says Pruitt was immediately transported to O'Bleness Hospital and was then life-flighted to a Columbus hospital, where he is still in critical condition.

Gary Wooton, 20, of Glouster was arrested Wednesday night and charged with felonious assault.

Wooton has been transported to the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail.