WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A Wichita Falls man was arrested Wednesday, December 22, after police said he, along with two other men, seriously beat an employee at a used car dealership.
On September 30, police were called to B&B Motors for an assault where the victim said he was assaulted by three black males.
The employee said he was attacked by the owner of a car he had previously worked on after the car owner accused him of stealing property from the vehicle.
The victim reportedly denied the allegations, and a heated argument began in the parking lot. Toliver and three other men began to gather around the victim.
The victim said he felt threatened, so he grabbed a nearby hammer. One of the men surrounding him grabbed the sledge hammer out of his hand from behind.
Another employee witnessed this altercation.
At that point, the victim walked into the shop of the dealership.
The victim said that four men, including Toliver, followed him into the shop. One man blocked the door, so the victim couldn’t leave. Toliver and the two other men surrounded the victim, and one of them said “We’ve got him now.”
The victim said he feared for his life, so he picked up a pry bar and struck the owner of the car once.
That’s when the victim said the three men began assaulting him, and he lost consciousness.
The employee who witnessed the disturbance in the parking lot was reportedly trying to intervene, but he couldn’t open the door to get inside the shop.
The victim was later was treated at the hospital for a fractured jaw, nose and multiple ribs among other serious injuries.
The owner of the car was later identified as Dariyon Dwayne Miles Toliver.
He’s charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury.
At last report, Toliver was released from jail on December 22.