Lake Wales, Florida -- Lake Wales Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with the violent attack that left another hospitalized with a severe head injury.
An investigation into the incident that sent 38-year-old Derek Hartman to the hospital Feb. 10, revealed Rhyan Morrison, 20, allegedly hit Hartman in the head with an unknown object during an argument.
Police say Hartman is at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in stable condition but did suffer permanent injuries as a result of the attack.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Morrison for aggravated battery. Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Morrison is asked to contact Detective Ive Rodriguez at 863-678-4223, ext. 271 or Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. You may be eligible for a cash reward and can remain anonymous.