Assault suspect behind bars

Amarillo, TX - An Amarillo man is behind bars in connection with an assault over the weekend.

Investigators believe 39-year-old Vongsavanh Phommathep beat an acquaintance of his over the head with a handgun.

According to police, the victim says it happened while the suspect was stealing his car near Western and Catalpa streets.

The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.