THE.>>>LOCAL VETERAN RECOVERING AFTER POLICE SAY THIS MAN AND WOMAN ASSAULTED HIM OUTSIDE OF AN AMERICAN LEGION POST IN ARLINGTON EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. NOW THEY FACE MISDEMEANOR BATTERY CHARGES. WITNESS TOLD POLICE THAT AN ARGUMENT STARTED INSIDE AT THE BAR. TOLD POLICE WHEN HUES WALKED OUTSIDE TO LEAVE WILLIAMS AND LODGE CHASED DOWN AFTER HIM.>>HEATHER IS FOLLOWING THE STORY. YOU HAVE BEEN SPEAKING WITH PEOPLE WHO KNOW HUGHES.>>Reporter: YES THEY SAY THAT THIS IS JUST TOTALLY UNJUSTIFIABLE WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM. VERY UPSET. ALSO SPOKE WITH THE COMMANDER HERE AT THIS LEGION AND HE SAYS WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM IS NOT ACCEPTABLE AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND WILL BE BRINGING THIS INCIDENT UP IN THE NEXT BOARD MEETING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. WE ARE FAMILY. READING ABOVE THE DOOR TO AMERICAN LEGION POST 2 83 WHY SOME PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED BY WHAT HAPPENED HERE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.>>THE I HAVE BEEN THERE 14 YEARS NEVER HAD NOTHING LIKE THIS HAPPEN THERE. THIS WAS TOTALLY OUT OF CHARACTER.>>Reporter: ACCORDING TO POLICE REPORTS 66-YEAR-OLD CHARLES HUGHES WAS AT THE BAR INSIDE. WITNESS TELL US HE WAS JOKING AROUND TOSSING COASTER ON THE WAR TRYING TO GET THE BARTENDER ATTENTION. ONE LANDED NEAR THIS MAN AND WOMAN. WITNESS SAID TWO BECAME ANGRY AND BEGAN ARGUE WITH HUGHES BUT SAYS HE DECIDED TO LEAVE. ONCE HE WALKED OUTSIDE WITNESSES SAY THEY SAW THE LODGE HEAD OUTSIDE AND START PUNCHING AND KICKING HIM. POST COMMANDER WELCH SAYS THE LODGES HAVE BEEN MEMBERS FOR ABOUT 7 TO 8 YEARS.>>TOTALLY OUT OF CHARACTER FOR THEM. THEY USUALLY COME IN, CAME LATER AFTER BUSINESS CLOSED AND SAT AROUND AND PLAY ON THE I-PAD AND JUST TALK TO EACH OTHER. ALWAYS SAT IN THE SAME SPOT. THEY EVER BOTHER NOBODY THAT I KNOW OF.>>Reporter: WE ATTEMPTED TO TALK WITH THE COUPLE AT THEIR HOME AND CALLED THEM ON THE PHONE. I’M HEFTY WE ARE CHANNEL 4 NEW I’M HEFTY WE ARE CHANNEL 4 NEWS. WE WANTED TO JUST SPEAK WITH.>>Reporter: THEY WERE NOT INTERESTED T.HUGHES SON SAYS HE’S OUT OF THE HOSPITAL BUT POLICE SAY WHEN THEY FOUND HIM HE WAS LYING ON THE GROUND WITH BLOOD ON HIS FACE.>>BRING IN THE WITNESSES AND ALL THE STATEMENTS FROM EVERYBODY THAT WAS THERE AND ALSO PEOPLE ACCUSED AND THE ONE THAT WAS ATTACKED THE WILL POSSIBLY BE THERE. IT’S UP TO THEM TO MAKE THAT DECISION.>>Reporter: NOW WE HAVE ALSO HEARD THERE WILL BE A PEACEFU PROTEST NEAR THE LIBRARY THE NEAR THE WING DEPOT WHICH IS APPARENTLY THE BUSINESS THAT WILLIAM AND TERRI LODGE ARE THE OWNERS OF. THIS PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAIN WILL BE THURSDAY IN THE MORNING AND THE NEXT BOARD MEETING FOR THIS POST IS SET FOR JUNE 15th. THAT AGAIN IS WHEN THEY WILL BE