PONTIAC, MI – Evidently friendship goes only just so far for two men in Pontiac when an argument between the two turned into one of the men being severely injured after being beaten with a baseball bat.
On April 20th, 2019, at approximately 4:10PM, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 100 block of Howard Street on a report of an assault that had just occurred.
Deputies spoke with the 29-year-old victim who advised he and his 27-year-old friend got into an argument about their relationship. The victim left the home and the suspect followed him outside where the argument continued.
The suspect, at one point, went back into his residence and retrieved a metal baseball bat. The suspect then struck the victim multiple times with the bat before then turning the bat on the victim’s vehicle.
Following the assault, the suspect retreated inside his residence.
Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies could see obvious injuries to the victim and visible damage to his vehicle. Star EMS was requested to evaluate and treat the victim. The suspect refused to answer his door for Deputies or comply with orders to exit the residence.
Deputies had to force entry into the home and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.
The baseball bat was also recovered from inside the residence and was collected as evidence. An Evidence Technician was requested to assist in processing the scene. The responsible was subsequently lodged in the Oakland County Jail and the victim was treated and released at the scene by Paramedics from Star EMS.