A Jackson man faces two felony-level charges after he allegedly beat two different victims with a metal pipe in the early-morning hours of Saturday, May 21.

The Jackson Police Department (JPD) reports it has arrested and charged Clayton T. Ervin, 27, of 338 W. Vine St., Jackson, with two counts of felonious assault as the result of an incident which occurred shortly before 3 a.m. on Saturday, May 21 outside of a residence at 44½ Center St. in Jackson. Also arrested in connection with the incident was Robert E. Chaney III, 19, of Springfield, Ohio. He has been charged with two misdemeanor-level counts of assault.

Police say there were three male victims -- two brothers from Jackson, ages 22 and 20, and a 20-year-old friend with a Jackson area address. Police allege Ervin, using the metal pipe as a weapon, injured two of the victims while Chaney is accused of striking two of the victims with his hands. One of the victims was temporarily knocked unconscious and was flown by medical helicopter to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia. The other two victims were treated at Holzer Medical Center-Jackson. All three have since been released.

Police say the three victims had been invited to 44½ Center St. by the resident, but at some point, had been asked to leave. When the three young men stepped outside the house, they were soon the victim of an unexplained assault by Ervin and Chaney. Police say they are continuing to investigate the reason or motive for the assaults, but added it appeared to be unprovoked and that the victims never engaged in a “mutual fight.” The victims also claimed to not know or recognize their assailants at the time of the attack.

Investigators were later able to determine the identities of the alleged attackers and arrested Ervin on the following Monday afternoon, May 23, in Chillicothe and arrested Chaney that same afternoon in Jackson. Police also located the metal pipe which Ervin allegedly used in his assault. Both suspects were incarcerated in the Jackson County Correctional Facility.