Bath police are seeking a man who they say assaulted another man with a hammer.

Jason Mackenzie

Jason Mackenzie

Jason Mackenzie, 38, of Bath, is being sought on a charge of aggravated assault after police responded to 98 Union St. at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a man who had been assaulted with a hammer.

Officers discovered the victim, a 37-year-old man from Bowdoin, with serious but non-life threatening injuries to his face. Emergency responders were called to treat his injuries. Upon interviewing the victim and other witnesses, they were told Mackenzie and the victim had been arguing inside the building. The two men then went outside and Mackenzie picked up a hammer and hit the victim several times in the facial area.

A hammer was located by investigators outside the address where the assault took place.

The victim was taken by friends to Midcoast Hospital and released.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Mackenzie charging him with aggravated assault, a Class B crime. He is believed to be in the Dresden or Augusta areas.

Anyone who knows Mackenzie’s location is asked to call their local law enforcement agency.