The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests:
— John Edward Brandon, 36, of 105 McBeth St., Union, was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature around 11:25 a.m. Aug. 27. According to the arrest warrant, Brandon struck a man in the head with an axe, causing him to seek medical attention. The incident occurred Aug. 24 at an apartment on Tyger Court in Union.
— Richard Lynn Gault, 49, of 417 Stutts Avenue, Union, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and disorderly conduct around 2:55 p.m. Aug. 27. According to arrest warrants, Gault attempted to hug and kiss a woman — and asked her if she wanted a pill — while on Main Street, Union. Warrants also state Gault had in his possession a quantity of hydrocodone.