Police arrested a 45-year-old Lincoln man Monday night after he allegedly assaulted his neighbor with a baseball bat.
Officer Luke Bonkiewicz said there had been a dispute between people in two apartments in the 3000 block of T Street before 7:30 p.m., when a 55-year-old man and his 23-year-old son knocked on a neighbor's door. That’s when, the victim and a witness say, Robert T. Garrett opened the door and immediately hit the 55-year-old man over the head with a baseball bat.
Garrett took off before police got there, and a group of four or five men chased him to a nearby house on North 29th Street and, believing the occupants of the house were hiding him, started smashing windows in the house and a vehicle in the driveway.
Police ultimately arrested Garrett, who later was charged with second-degree assault.
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An investigation is continuing into the vandalism at the house, which caused an estimated $1,000 in damage, Bonkiewicz said.