PD: Man assaulted on Tempe golf course with golf club

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Posted at 11:43 AM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 14:23:56-05

TEMPE, AZ — A man was arrested after allegedly assaulting another golfer with a golf club.

Tempe police report that on January 26, they responded to the Ken McDonald Golf Course near Rural and Elliot roads for a reported assault.

When they arrived, they were approached by 37-year-old Corey Edward Kiehl, who reportedly admitted to hitting another golfer with a golf club. Police say Kiehl told them he believed the party of golfers behind him had been hitting golf balls at him. He confronted them and struck the victim twice in the side with his golf club, causing his club to break.

Police located the victim who was being treated by paramedics. Police noticed severe bruising to the man's side. The victim was transported to the hospital for possible broken ribs and a possible punctured lung.

Police say several witnesses saw Kiehl strike the victim two to three times with his golf club before they were able to jump in and break up the conflict.

Kiehl, who is visiting from Washington state, has been charged with aggravated assault.