Police from the city's Second District say 43-year-old Java Bowling III noticed that his friend, 40-year-old Scott A. Campbell Sr., was in no condition to drive, so he tried to take away his car keys.
An argument ensued, which led to a physical altercation.
The suspect then took off, but was later arrested in Middleburg Heights.
Charges for Campbell are pending.
Meanwhile, Bowling was rushed to an area hospital where he is said to be recovering.