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Man charged in assault

NIAGARA FALLS – A man was charged in an attack in a wooded area in the 200 block of Niagara Avenue which left the victim bloody and unconscious on Monday evening.

A couple who were surveying the area and taking pictures for an upcoming Community Clean Up heard the victim screaming and alerted police.

Scott M. Lewis, 27, of Dogwood Place was charged with third-degree assault.

The 35-year-old victim was reportedly being punched in the face by Lewis and was found partially clothed, badly beaten and bloody. The victim was in and out of consciousness said police and was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to determine the extent of his injuries.