Chainsaw attack in Lehigh Acres
FOX 4 Staff
Ryan James Watkins
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A Lehigh Acres man was arrested Sunday for attacking another man with a chain saw.
The attack happened in the early morning hours when a girlfriend of the victim called deputies to the 1100 block of East 17th Street in Lehigh Acres.
She told deputies that 29-year-old Ryan James Watkins struck her boyfriend in the face with a chainsaw.
The girlfriend tried to separate the two men and she told deputies that Watkins put down the chainsaw and hit her with the back of his hand causing her to fall to the ground.
Deputies say both the boyfriend and girlfriend had visible injuries including cuts to the face of the boyfriend that required stitches.
Watkins was charged with aggravated battery and battery to cause bodily harm.