Man arrested on Eastlake for assault

On February 8th at about 12:50 AM, two men were reportedly drinking at a tavern in the 2300 Block of Eastlake Avenue East.  The two got into a verbal argument.  The suspect had promised to walk one of the female employees home, and got up to do so.  The victim reportedly grabbed at her and followed the two of them outside and across the street.  At that point, the suspect removed his belt and began swinging it above his head.  The suspect struck the victim twice with the belt and the victim fell to the ground.  The suspect then followed up by kicking the the victim in the head while the victim was on the ground.  Witnesses stated that they had to physically pull the suspect away from the victim before the suspect walked away.  Officers located the 36 year old suspect a short distance away where he was subsequently arrested and booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault.  The 63 year old victim was treated at the scene by Seattle Fire, and then taken to Harborview for additional treatment.  The female employee was not injured.