Public Safety

Cedar Rapids man faces felony charge after hammer attack

A Cedar Rapids police car. (Gazette file photo)
A Cedar Rapids police car. (Gazette file photo)

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man faces a felony charge, accused of fracturing another man’s skull with a hammer.

Jeffrey Martin, 41, is charged with willful injury causing serious injury, a Class C felony.

He is accused of striking a man in the head three times Wednesday in the 700 block of F Avenue NE, according to the criminal complaint.

Doctors at a hospital said the man had a fractured skull, officials said.

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