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Man arrested for attacking couple with baseball bat

By Geoff Liesik | Posted - Apr 23rd, 2013 @ 2:17pm

VERNAL — A Uintah County man has been arrested after deputies say he used a metal baseball bat to attack his ex-girlfriend and a man who was with her.

On April 18, deputies were called to a home in the Hidden Hollow subdivision. When they arrived, they found a woman and a man who said they'd been attacked by the woman's ex-boyfriend in the driveway of the home, Uintah County Sheriff's Cpl. Brian Fletcher said.

Deputies were able to identify Daniel Brewer as the man responsible for the attack, Fletcher said. They learned that Brewer had followed the couple's car to the home, waited until they got out of their vehicle and then began arguing with them, the corporal said.

"During the dispute, Brewer went to his truck and retrieved a metal baseball bat," Fletcher said. "He then reapproached the individuals and at some point began swinging the bat, striking both the male and female in the head."

A child who had been in the man and woman's vehicle witnessed the incident, deputies said.

Brewer, 21, left the home before deputies arrived. The man and woman were taken to Ashley Regional Medical Center, where doctors had to use staples to close a laceration in the man's scalp.

Investigators found Brewer the following day. He was booked into the Uintah County Jail for investigation of aggravated assault and domestic violence in the presence of a child.

Geoff Liesik

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