Law enforcement officials in Aberdeen arrested and charged a 30-year-old man with first and second degree assault after an altercation on November 21. Witnesses say that the suspect hit a 14-year-old boy with a baseball bat and punched the boy’s father, ostensibly as part of an ongoing dispute the suspect’s stepfather had with the victims.
Police say the incident occurred around 4:30 pm in the 100 block of Hanover Street. The boy was struck in the thigh and suffered a contusion. The father sustained injuries to the right side of his face. The suspect had fled by the time police officers arrived, but the victims had a good description of his vehicle. He was apprehended a few minutes after the attack.
At a preliminary hearing on November 23, a no-contact order was imposed and bail was set at $250,000.
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