A local attorney and former candidate for Wichita County District Attorney has been arrested on an assault charge.

Mark Barber is charged for an incident that allegedly happened in early January at Old Town Saloon.

According to an arrest affidavit, a Wichita Falls police officer was dispatched to the hospital to investigate an assault, that night.

The alleged victim says he met Barber inside the bar and then they continued conversation outside.

The man says Barber started being rude, so he attempted to walk away, but that’s when he says he was struck across the face with a beer mug.

The investigating officer says he examined the medical report that stated the man’s injury required staples and his nose was broken.

Police then reviewed surveillance video from the bar, which they say showed barber placing a beer mug in his pocket.

The alleged victim was then shown a lineup of photographs and he said Barber was the man who assaulted him.

Barber was also arrested in August of 2011 and charged with public intoxication after showing up at a woman’s house naked and intoxicated.