CHARLESTON – A South Charleston man has sued a St. Albans man for severe injuries sustained after he claims he was attacked with a two-by-four.

In a lawsuit filed Dec. 6 in Kanawha Circuit Court, Timothy Powell claims David Krife viciously and maliciously attacked him, striking him several times in the head with a two-by-four piece of lumber.

Powell says he was attacked without just cause or provocation, and that he was unarmed and represented no danger.

Powell, represented by G. Wayne VanBibber, says he suffered severe and permanent injuries to his head and brain. He says he also lost time from work and the usual regime of daily activities as well as having medical expenses.

He says he may have a permanent brain injury because of the attack and that he will experience additional medical expenses in the future. He claims he also endured pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, loss of earnings and other economic benefits.

Powell also seeks punitive damages, reasonable attorney fees, costs and expenses as well as other relief deemed by the court.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Duke Bloom.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 05-C-2670

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