Huntington man says he was assaulted while visiting friend

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 23, 2013

HUNTINGTON – A Huntington man is suing a Williamson resident he claims intentionally assaulted him while he was visiting a friend.

On Oct. 30, 2011, Mark Deal was at a friend’s residence in Huntington when he was assaulted by Charles Cory Chapman, according to a complaint filed Jan. 10 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Deal claims Chapman assaulted him by punching and kicking him in the mouth and severely injured him.

Chapman’s assault of Deal was negligent, careless and intentional, according to the suit.

Deal claims he was injured about his body in his extremities; suffered aggravation and inconveniences; suffered extreme pain and physical disability; has lost income and incurred medical expenses; and has suffered a loss of enjoyment of life.

Chapman’s conduct also caused Deal to suffer permanent injuries and will cause him to suffer losses and impairment in the future, according to the suit.

Deal is seeking compensatory damages with interest. He is being represented by Dennis E. Kelley.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge David Pancake.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 13-C-30

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