Man hit with 2-by-4 during fight

An Augusta man says he was struck by a 2-by-4 during a fight early Friday, a police report states.

Christopher Wal­ters, 27, of North Pine Drive, said he was fighting with another man in a driveway in the 2100 block of Stevens Road when the man ran into the house, came out with the lumber and struck Walters in the head.

Walters talked to a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy at Univer­sity Hospital at 4 a.m., about a half-hour after the incident, according to the police report.

Doctors told police that Walters sustained a depressed skull fracture and was bleeding from the brain. Deputies stopped an interview with Walters while treatment was administered.