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Suspect Charged in Milton Baseball Bat Attack

John Distefano John Distefano

MILTON, Del.- Milton police have arrested a 42-year-old man accused of attacking another man with a baseball bat during a dispute.

John Distefano of Milton is charged with second-degree assault, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited and disorderly charges.

Distefano's arrest stemmed from an incident that allegedly occurred on the afternoon of Jan. 24 on the 200 block of Grist Mill Road. According to police, Distefano had gotten upset with the 42-year-old victim and picked up an aluminum baseball bat and swung it at him, striking him in the back of his head. The bat also struck an open vehicle door, according to police. Investigators said Distefano then punched the victim in the face.

The victim, who police said got away from Distefano by running down the street, was taken to Beebe Medical Center and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Following his arrest on the aforementioned charges, Distefano was ordered held in default of $16,100 secured bond pending a preliminary hearing.

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