Authorities apprehended a Columbus man who reportedly swung a baseball bat at three people and hit one of the victims on the head Thursday following a verbal altercation on 11th Street, according to reports.
The 52-year-old Columbus man who was struck was transported to the Midtown Medical Center and treated for a bleeding knot on his head. He's in good condition, officials said.
In the reports, authorities did not indicate whether or not the two female victims were harmed in the 8:05 p.m. attack.
Lee Morgan Laney, 56, was identified as the offender and arrested on the scene Thursday at 9 p.m. He's set to appear in Recorder's Court today at 2 p.m. and face three counts of aggravated assault and one count of disorderly conduct.
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Two officers were called to the 3000 block of 11th Avenue at about 8:10 p.m. to address a reported assault that occurred in a residence at that location.
When police arrived on the scene, all three victims reported that Laney got into a verbal altercation with them, picked up a baseball bat and swung it at them. In the kitchen, the suspect allegedly struck the back of the 52-year-old man's head.
At some point during that assault, the man reportedly kicked the front door in and caused $200 worth of property damage, according to the report.
As the officers were trying to interview people on the scene, the suspect allegedly kept interrupting the officers and the witnesses. He was asked to stop several times but refused, authorities said.