Warren man charged with assault over alleged baseball bat attack

A Warren man has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly striking a woman twice with a baseball bat.

City of Warren Police charged Andrew L. Miles, 53, with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and two counts of recklessly endangering another person on Wednesday.

Police responded to a reported assault with a bat at about 11 a.m. at a West Fifth Avenue residence, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

“The victim… was upset and reported that (Miles) has not slept and is possibly off his medication,” police said in the affidavit. “She stated that he struck her twice with the bat, once in the hand and the second time in the ankle.”

She produced a wooden baseball bat from under the couch, according to the affidavit, and “presented it as the weapon used during the… assault. She reports that during the altercation, he also threatened to kill her.”

The alleged victim was taken to Warren General Hospital for treatment.

Miles was arraigned before District Justice Ray Zydonik and taken to Warren County jail after failing to post $50,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 20.

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