Man accused of wielding lumber in Charleston attack is arrested

Tor Akil Gregory, 21, of Clearbrook Street in North Charleston faces a charge of second-degree assault and battery after the Charleston Police Department said he hit a man, 51, in the face with a piece of lumber on Saturday, May 25, 2013. (PROVIDED)

A man wanted on a charge of attacking a downtown Charleston resident with a piece of lumber was arrested today, jail records show.

Tor Akil Gregory, 21, of Clearbrook Street in North Charleston faces a charge of second-degree assault and battery.

Gregory is accused of walking up to a 51-year-old man Saturday afternoon on Romney Street and hitting him in the face with a 2-by-4, a Charleston Police Department report stated. The wood left a gash above the man’s left eye.

The report did not indicate a motivation for the alleged attack.

Gregory has faced assault and drug charges in the past in Charleston County, but he has no convictions, records show.

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