A suspect in an assault at a barber shop in Eldon is in police custody.

Eldon Police Chief Brian Kidwell confirmed Wednesday afternoon that Enoch “Spike” Gill was taken into custody after the assault at J&M Magic Razor on Mill Street earlier in the day.

The unidentified victim reportedly suffered numerous injuries. The Eldon Fire Department and Miller County Ambulance responded for his medical needs, according to a press release from the Eldon Police Department. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Gill reportedly fled the scene before law enforcement arrived, but witnesses identified Gill and provided a vehicle description. 

Gill has been placed on a 24-hour hold pending assault charges through the Miller County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. A first degree assault charge is anticipated.