TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - A man from Gooding was in court Monday after allegedly punching a Twin Falls man in the head enough to cause a serious head injury and broken teeth.

Michael J. Morrison, 31, was arraigned court Monday on charges of felony aggravated battery. Twin Falls Police responded to a reported fight in progress Friday at about 8:21 p.m. Morrison allegedly confronted an acquaintance of his sister who lived on Heyburn Avenue in Twin Falls.

The relative saw a fight about to occur and tried to push the two parties apart, but was held back by an unidentified male, according to court documents. Morrison allegedly push the victim to the ground before punching him in the face five or six times, according to court documents.

Paramedics transported the male victim to St. Luke’s for medical attention and was later flown to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise for a serious head injury, two broken teeth and a concussion, in addition to swelling and lacerations to his face. Police could not readily find Morrison. After attempts by Gooding police to make contact with him at his residence a warrant for his arrest was later issued.

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