COLUMBIA, Mo. -

A Columbia man has been charged with assault after he beat another man with a skateboard.

Police say 21-year-old Thomas H. Carter was arrested Sunday around 1 a.m. near 28 N. 9th Street.

Officers say Carter went to fight a man for insulting his girlfriend. When the victim pulled a knife, Carter took a skateboard and hit the victim several times in the head and face.

The victim was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

On Monday, Boone County prosecutors charged Carter with armed criminal action and first-degree assault.

His bond has been set at $150,000. He remains in the Boone County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon.