A man suffered a head injury after a juvenile and another man attacked him following a car crash that led to a traffic altercation in Harvard, police said.
The Harvard Police Department responded around 12:11 a.m. February 28 to a call of a disturbance in the 1500 block of 9th Street.
Officers located a 20-year-old Harvard man with a laceration to his head, Harvard Deputy Police Chief Tyson Bauman said.
The victim reported that a group of unknown males approached him after a traffic altercation and struck him in the head with an unknown object, Bauman said.
One of the suspects was identified as Jonathan Aquino, 18, of the 300 block of South Ayer Street in Harvard. A second suspect was identified as a 17-year-old Harvard boy.
Court documents allege the altercation occurred after Aquino crashed his vehicle into the victim’s pickup truck.
Bauman said the offenders fled the area in two vehicles. The victim was transported to the hospital, treated and later released.
The 17-year-old juvenile was charged with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful possession of a weapon.
The juvenile was detained in a juvenile detention center pending a court date.
On Friday, Aquino was charged with aggravated battery, mob action, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to notify police of property damage accident and criminal damage to property.
Aquino was released from custody after posting 10% of a $2,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.