Father, son attacked with bat over online-gaming debt, stolen weed

ORTING, Wash. -- A 41-year-old man armed with a bat was arrested Saturday for attacking an Orting resident and his son over $5,300 in online-gaming debts and some stolen weed, according to charges filed in Pierce County Superior Court.

According to the charging documents, the victim was having at party at his home in the 15400 block of 229th Avenue East when Christopher Lyons showed up and hit him with a baseball bat. When the victim's son tried to help his father, Lyons reportedly hit him, as well.

A handful of party guests grabbed Lyons and tied him up while waiting for Pierce County Sheriff's Office deputies to arrive.

According to the charging documents, both the victim and his son had some bruising and swelling from the attack, and the victim opined that Lyons is crazy.

The victim told deputies he has a protection order against Lyons, but the Sheriff's Office was unable to find a record of it.

According to the charging documents, Lyons said the victim owed him $5,300 from an online game and had also stolen some marijuana from him. He told deputies he came over to collect the debt but denied hitting anyone with a bat.

Lyons was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant at the time of the incident and was arrested. He has been charged with assault.