Authorities have identified a Columbus Public Works employee accused of assaulting a fellow employee during an altercation in South Columbus Wednesday.
Lamarcus Juvunte Davis, 35, has been charged with aggravated assault in the incident, which a Columbus Police Department press release said began as argument between the two employees, who work on the same crew and were on duty on Pickensville Road when the assault occurred.
Police Chief Fred Shelton told The Dispatch Davis assaulted the victim with a weapon, but declined to say what weapon he used.
The victim in the case was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle with non life-threatening injuries that required stitches, the press release said.
Five of the six city council members met at a special-call meeting Thursday to discuss the case in a closed session. City Attorney Jeff Turnage said after the meeting that both Davis and the other employee are on unpaid leave and that the council will decide on disciplinary action at its next meeting on May 18.
This is the second case involving Public Works employees fighting which the council has taken up in less than a month. At its April 19 meeting, the council voted to fire two employees who got into a fight on duty.