Elk Horn man accused of assault with baseball bat

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An Elk Horn man has been arrested and charged with assaulting another man with a baseball bat.

According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, deputies received a complaint on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 4:30 a.m. of an assault at a home on Spears Road.

The report states that Ronnie Callahan had been assaulted with a baseball bat. He was transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for treatment.

After further investigation, deputies determined that Freddy Burress Jr. had also been assaulted. He was also transported to TRH for treatment.

Burress was treated and released. At press time, no information was available as to Callahan's condition.

Burress, 32, of 3774 Speck Ridge Road, was charged with first-degree assault.

According to Burress' arrest citation, he allegedly went to the home and argued with Callahan.

Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Rodney Cox wrote in court records that Callahan hit Burress with the bat. Burress then took the bat and struck Callahan and allegedly caused serious injury.

First-degree assault is a Class B felony, punishable by as much as 20 years in prison.