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Neighbor arrested for breaking man's arm with metal baseball bat in Annapolis

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Posted at 10:29 AM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 10:29:44-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — An Annapolis man was beaten with a metal baseball bat and police say it was his neighbor who attacked him.

According to Annapolis Police, a man was getting dropped off in the unit block of Hicks Avenue around 3:30 a.m. on Monday when a man hit the car with a metal baseball bat.

Police say the man still got out of the truck but was then attacked by the suspect, later identified as 29-year-old Jesse Smith. The victim was hit multiple times in the arms and head, but was still able to run away and call the police.

The man was taken to the hospital for treatment after his arm was broken in two places and he had a large laceration to his head from the attack.

The victim told police he knew the suspect from the neighborhood, but did not know his name. Officers were able to identify Smith as the suspect and charge him with first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment, possessing a dangerous weapon with intent to injure and destruction of property.

Smith is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.