Helena man charged with assault of another man with hammer

A Helena man is facing an assault with a weapon charge after he reportedly attacked another man with a hammer.

Investigators say Johnpaul Lowrie hit a man in the head multiple times with the tool after he’d asked him for a lighter.  The victim told investigators Lowrie had come into his bedroom in the home on Standberg Drive late Sunday with the hammer after he’d told him he didn’t have the lighter.

The victim was hospitalized in undisclosed condition.