Man charged with assault for hitting a man with a baseball bat

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CALLAWAY COUNTY - The Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged a New Bloomfield man Tuesday after officials said he hit a man in the head with a baseball bat.

Prosecuting Attorney Chris Wilson charged 29-year-old Kurt Catron with first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office said deputies went to the 1700 block of County Road 372 near New Bloomfield after receiving a report of a disturbance involving weapons. When they got there, deputies found a 62-year-old man from Jefferson City with a serious head injury from being hit with a baseball bat.

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office said the New Bloomfield Fire Department and the Callaway County EMS came and stabilized the victim. They took him to a hospital in Jefferson City and then transferred him to University Hospital in Columbia. Officials said the victim is in serious but stable condition.

Deputies said they arrested Catron at the scene and took him to the Callaway County Jail. He is being held on a $30,000 cash-only bond.

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office said the investigation is ongoing.