Haines Police Department

Haines Police Department

A Haines man was arrested Thursday, on a felony assault charge.

Twenty-eight-year-old Francis Hickman is accused of assaulting another man with a dangerous weapon.

According to charging documents, police responded to a call from the alleged victim around 11 p.m. on Nov. 30. Officer Chris Brown responded, locating the man at 3 Mile Haines Highway. According to Brown, the man said Hickman fired two shots at him from a revolver at “point blank range.” He also said Hickman “pistol whipped” him and knocked his teeth out.

Charging documents say the victim was asleep at Hickman’s residence at 1.5 Mile Small Tracts Rd. when he was woken up and assaulted by Hickman. The victim then reportedly fled the residence. Police were unable to locate Hickman, but found blood and two bullet holes at the residence, one in a wall and one in a window. Others who were reportedly at the residence said Hickman had left.

In a press release, police said alcohol was a factor in the incident.

The alleged victim was transported to the local clinic. According to charging documents, a doctor found he had sustained several injuries including losing a tooth.

Hickman arrested on Dec. 1. He is being held on $25,000 bail. He was appointed a public defender and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 9 at 10 a.m.