Suspect reportedly hits man in head with bat

Suspect reportedly hits man in head with bat

BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A man faces battery and criminal mischief related charges after he reportedly hit a man in the head with a baseball bat.

In a news release from the Baxter County Sheriff's Office, Bobby Dean Holt was arrested Wednesday after deputies went to a home on County Road 508.

The victim, who had a cut on the back of his head, told deputies that he had met Holt at a gas station and was asked to follow Holt back to his house to pick up a BMX bicycle.

Instead, the release said as the victim followed Holt into the driveway, Holt turned the vehicle around in the opposite direction and rammed the front of the victim's vehicle.

The victim also told deputies that he got out of the vehicle and was hit by Holt with a baseball bat.

Deputies later interviewed Holt about what happened, Montgomery said.

Holt told authorities that he did hit the victim in the head with a flashlight because he felt threatened. However, authorities did not find the baseball bat or the flashlight.

Holt, who will appear in circuit court April 27, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree battery and first-degree criminal mischief.

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