Newark man accused of beating 72 year-old father with a bat

Newark Village Police responded to 112 West Maple Street in Newark on Monday (8/19) at noon for a report of a domestic assault.

Miguel Gonzalez Jr., 32, reportedly beat his 72 year-old father with a wooden bat on the left leg and arms. The injuries occurred as Miguel Sr, took a defensive stand preventing strikes to the his head. Miguel Sr., suffered contusions and bruises and was taken to Newark-Wayne Community Hospital for treatment. The incident occurred inside the family home. 

Miguel Gonzalez Jr., was taken to centralized arraignment on charges of  Assault in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree.

He was held at the Wayne County Jail in lieu of bail; and will answer the charges at a later date.

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