Lethbridge police say charges have been laid against two men in connection with an attack on a 19-year-old man on Wednesday.

Officials say the victim was in the 2000 block of Second Avenue North when a pair of males approached him and asked him for cigarettes.

When the man declined, the men attacked him.

"The subjects were located nearby and were taken into custody after a brief struggle with police," LPS said in a release. "The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries that did not require medical treatment."

Kendall Sonny Thomas Holloway, 36, and James Joseph Smith, 35, are charged with:

  • Assault;
  • Assaulting a peace officer;
  • Resisting arrest;
  • Obstructing a peace officer; and
  • Failure to comply with an undertaking.

Holloway has since been released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 24 while Smith was remanded into custody.