Hoquiam man arrested for assault

Hoquiam Police officers arrested a 53-year-old man for allegedly hitting his adult stepson several times in the head with a handgun during an argument, law enforcement authorities said Monday.

The incident happened on Sunday, shortly after midnight, at a home on the 2000 block of Broadway Ave. Officers arrived and found a 29-year-old man who had blood on his head, face and hands. The man said he had been in an argument with his 53-year-old stepfather and the argument turned physical, police said. Sometime during the disagreement, the stepfather went into his room and got a handgun, the younger man told police. According to police, the younger man charged his stepfather and the stepfather struck him in the head several times with the handgun. Officers who arrived at the scene 10 minutes later found the stepfather in his bedroom, arrested him without incident and seized the handgun. The man was booked into the county jail on charges of second degree domestic violence assault.