Police were called to the 4900 block of Main Ave., at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday for a report of a robbery.
When three police cars arrived on the scene, they discovered an assault had taken place, not a robbery, Chief Robert Stell said.
“It was allegedly over a previous issue the suspects had with the victim,” he said. “The suspects were taken into custody.”
Two men were charged with felonious assault and booked into the city jail, Stell said.
The victim was transported to Ashtabula County Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries and later released, he said.
The perpetrators are expected to be arraigned in Municipal Court today.