Healy man charged with felony assault after beating man with a baseball bat

A Healy man has been charged with Felony Assault after beating a man with a baseball bat.

28-year-old Joshua Sanford was taken to Fairbanks Correctional Center where he is currently held on 25 thousand dollars bail.

Troopers received a report from the victim’s brother while driving to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital; the victim said he was at a friend’s house where he was struck from behind.

Details of the beating at this time are sketchy; however witnesses claim Sanford thought he was hitting someone else.