WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ)–  Carroll County Sheriff’s deputies make an arrest in an assault.

It started Tuesday night in the 1000-block of Meadow Branch Road.

Deputies arrived on the scene and found a 27-year-old Westminster man with wounds to the head.

Officials say an investigation revealed Ryan Younker, 24, had struck the victim several times with a 2×4 causing serious head trauma.

The victim was taken to Shock Trauma where he underwent emergency surgery. He’s listed in critical condition.

Younker is charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and carrying a deadly weapon with intent to injure.

Younker is currently being held on $250,000 bail.

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