Man in critical condition after attack with 2x4

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Deputies say one person is in jail, and another in critical condition at the hospital after one man attacked another with a 2x4 in Westminster.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office says the attack happened just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday in the 1000 block of Meadow Branch Road in Westminster.

Deputies haven't released any details of the assault, but said Ryan Younker, 24, hit a 27-year-old man in the head several times with a 2x4.  EMS personnel took the victim to Shock Trauma with serious head trauma and he is in critical condition.

Younker fled the area before deputies arrived, and they arrested him on Thursday.

He's been charged with assault, reckless endangerment and carrying a deadly weapon with intent to injure.

Anyone with information is asked to call 410-386-2499 or 1-888-399-8477.

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