Victim of Assault Delayed Asking for Arrest

  Laurens Police Master Patrolman James Nolen was dispatched to Wal-Mart at 5:02 yesterday afternoon on report of a fight in progress. An 18-yeaer-old Gray Court area man said that an 18-22 year-old man had punched him in the left side of this face causing apparent swelling and redness. He had limited information on identifying of the subject. The victim said the subject was arguing with a group of his friends when he asked him to refrain from causing a disturbance. The subject had left the scene when the officer arrived. The victim advised he wanted to think about whether he wants to press charges after being treated at the hospital.