CELINA — A Celina man faces criminal charges for allegedly knocking a man off his bicycle Sunday morning.
The Celina Police Department responded to a report of an assault at 12:17 a.m. Sunday at 306 S. Brandon Ave. Officers found the alleged victim, Justin P. Nisewarner, 29, suffering from multiple injuries to his head and face.
Nisewarner reported he was riding leaving a friend’s home on a bicycle when someone stepped out of the bushes and punched him, knocking him to the ground. The suspect then allegedly continued beating on him.
He was transported by squad to Mercer Health in Coldwater where he was admitted for treatment. His injuries included fractures to facial bones along with facial injuries that required stitches. Nisewarner was able to identify the suspect that assaulted him.
A short time later, officers located and arrested the alleged suspect, Brian L. Anderson, 30, 642 E. Livingston St., at his home in Celina. Anderson allegedly had blood stains on his hands and clothing at the time of his arrest. Initial indications are that the conflict may stem from drug related issues. Anderson is being held in the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility on a $200,000 bond.