HUNTINGTON – A Cabell lawyer is suing a man he claims savagely beat him and stole his wallet.

Timothy Rosinsky filed a lawsuit June 5 in Cabell Circuit Court against Mark Sowards.

Rosinsky says that Sowards attacked him and "pummeled" him with his fists and feet until he was unconscious. Then, Rosinsky says, Sowards stole his wallet.

According to the complaint, Sowards then fled in his vehicle while drunk and hit another car, injuring two people. Police caught Sowards after a foot chase, the complaint says.

Sowards was later indicted for malicious wounding and aggravated robbery and is awaiting trial, the complaint says.

Rosinsky is seeking compensatory damages related to his injuries, which included broken facial bones, a large laceration and a concussion.

Rosinsky is also seeking punitive damages because he claims Sowards' conduct "was so outrageous, and utterly unacceptable, malicious, oppressive, wanton, willful and intentional which demonstrated a criminal indifference to civil obligations affecting the rights of others" that it warrants such damages.

Rosinsky is representing himself. The case is before Cabell Circuit Judge David Pancake.

According to its Web site, Rosinksky's firm handles cases involving everything from DUI cases, drug crimes, felonies, homicides, automobile accidents, sexual abuse, slip and fall, wrongful death, wrongful termination, Social Security disability and workers' compensation.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 09-C-479

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