APD arrest suspect accused of beating man with flashlight case

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – An Abilene man has been arrested for aggravated assault after court documents say he beat a man with a flashlight case.

According to court documents, 30-year-old Christopher Valadez was arrested Friday for the incident that reportedly occurred in December 2018.

The document states that Valadez struck the victim on or near the face with a flashlight case several times, causing him to be flown to a Dallas hospital with a substantial risk of blindness or vision impairment.

Valadez later admitted to the assault during a recorded interview, according to the document.

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