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Boy, 17, charged in baseball bat assault in Norwalk

Cary Ashby • Jul 8, 2014 at 5:07 PM

A baseball bat-related assault remains under investigation by the Norwalk Police Department.

The suspect, a 17-year-old Willard boy, is charged with felonious assault through Huron County Juvenile Court. If committed by an adult, the charge would be a second-degree felony.

"The offense is alleged to have happened on June 30," court administrator Chris Mushett said.

At 5:22 p.m., dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call about a male victim who reported being assaulted with a baseball bat on East Main Street, according to the report by Officer Zack O'Neil. It's unknown what started the altercation.

"I haven't seen the (police) report, just the complaint," Mushett said.

The victim is 19 years old and at one point lived in Norwalk, he said.

The Huron County Prosecutor's Office filed a complaint July 2. The defendant appeared for a detention hearing the next day.

"He was placed in the Seneca County Youth Center," Mushett said. "They're alleging the kid hit the victim with a baseball bat, causing an open head injury and fractured skull."

Assistant Prosecutor Dina Shenker said police are in the process of gathering information about the incident.

"I think the victim did go to the hospital," she said. "They're still investigating what started it. Very little facts came in initially."

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