John Milton Littrell, 38, 1975 Darby Drive, Apt. B5, Florence, is charged with second-degree assault, police say.
Florence detective Drew Harless said the attack happened about 11 p.m. at the motel on Tennessee Street.
The victim, who was taken to Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital by ambulance, was admitted to the hospital early Thursday morning after being treated in the emergency room, officials said. Hospital officials said the man was listed in good condition Thursday afternoon.
Reports indicate the man was in a neighbor's room and when he left to go to his room, Littrell attacked him, according to reports.
"The victim said as he started to open the door to his room, which is on the second floor, Littrell pulled the door open, pulled him inside and then hit him in the head with a bottle of Worcestershire sauce
," Harless said. He said the fight moved back outside onto the balcony.
Authorities said at some point the victim was knocked on the ground and Littrell is accused of grabbing a fire extinguisher off the wall of the motel building and hit the victim in the face and head with it.
"Someone in the next room where the victim had been, heard him screaming for help and the man came out and when he did, Littrell ran off," Harless said.
Harless said the witness gave officers a description of the man who ran off.
"A short time later, UNA officer Michael Montgomery located him walking in an alley behind Fred's on Court Street and he was detained until (Florence) police officer Stephen Hatez arrived and took him into custody," Harless said.
Harless said the victim told police he met Littrell several months ago but it is still unclear what the motive was behind the attack. He said alcohol may have been a factor.
Ya think it was the "sauce"?