A Peekskill man was taken to the hospital on Monday after another man struck him in the head with a metal flashlight, Yorktown police said.
Police investigation revealed 44-year-old Jorge J. Lopez, of the Bronx, struck the victim several times in the head with a metal flashlight during an altercation outside the main entrance BJ's Wholesale Club at around 8:08 p.m.
He then fled the scene in a silver Cheyrolet but his vehicle was stopped by police on the Taconic State Parkway at around 8:25 p.m.
Lopez was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.
The Peekskill male victim was transported to Hudson Valley Hospital by Lake Mohegan Volunteer Ambulance Corps for treatment of head injuries, police said.
Lopez was released him on $2,500 cash bail and was scheduled to appear in Yorktown Town Court on Thursday, Feb. 21.