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UPDATE: Charges Refiled Against Suspect in Bat Beating Case

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: Mon 3:25 PM, Feb. 24, 2014

Criminal charges have been refiled against man accused of physically assaulting a woman last October in Portage County.

Court documents say Jason Hyatt beat a woman with a metal baseball bat wrapped in a towel and attempted to make her take pills he told her were sleeping pills.

A trial date was scheduled Feb. 11, but prosecutors choose to dismissed and refile the case after a key witness court not make the hearing.

Hyatt was not released from custody during the refiling process.

He appeared by video Monday in Portage County Circuit Court and remains behind bars on $250,000 cash bond.

He appeared in court Monday without an attorney. A judge has given him until March 17 to find a new attorney.

Hyatt is charged with two counts of attempted homicide, intimidating a victim, battery, false imprisonment and bail jumping.

The woman escaped and was able to get help from a nearby neighbor.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Mon 4:57 PM, Oct. 21, 2013

A 33-year-old Plover man charge with attempted 1st degree intentional homicide, kidnapping, false imprisonment and five additional felony charges says he's not guilty.

Court documents say Jason Hyatt beat a woman with a metal baseball bat wrapped in a towel and attempted to make her take pills he told her were sleeping pills.

Hyatt remains behind bars on a $250,000 cash bond.

According to the criminal complaint, Hyatt was reportedly upset he had to ride his bike home and told the woman "I have nothing left to loose, I'm going to ******* kill you."

The alleged victim said Hyatt beat her with bat, but later said he was sorry. The woman said she needed medical care, but Hyatt said "You've just never been hit in the head before, you'll be fine", according to court documents.

The incident happened October 6.

The woman escaped and was able to get help from a nearby neighbor.

Hyatt will return to court November 18.


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