LA MARQUE -

A man has been arrested for severely beating another man and leaving the victim naked in a ditch in La Marque.

James Aron Lee Jr., 31, is charged with aggravated assault and unlawful restraint.  

On Dec. 5, La Marque police responded to a call about an assault the area of Moss Street and Newman. 

Officials said the 47-year-old victim had been beaten, tied up and left unclothed in a ditch. When he regained consciousness, he went to get help. 

Authorities said the victim's injuries were serious, but are not considered to be life threatening.

Lee was arrested in Hitchcock on felony warrants on Dec. 6.  He is in custody with the Galveston County Sheriffs Office.

The motive for the assault is under investigation, but detectives say they were told it started from an incident involving a woman and a pet dog.