Staunton Police Investigate Baseball Bat Beating

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The search is on for the suspect who beat a man with a baseball bat Thursday night in Staunton, but all police have to go on at this point is a nickname.

The alleged victim was getting out of his car to visit a friend when he says a man jumped off the porch and started beating his car with a baseball bat. He got out of the car to try and stop the man, but ended up getting hit in the head.

Police say it happened Thursday night in the 100 block of Hamrick Road in Staunton.

The victim was taken to the hospital with injuries. We have not been told how severe his injuries were or whether he's out of the hospital yet.

At this point police say it's an ongoing investigation.

"He described him as a black male approximately six-foot-three with stocky build sitting on the porch and he had come running at him for no apparent reason with a baseball bat. He jumped in his car, the individual started hitting his car with the bat so he gets out of his car and gets struck with the bat,” said Jennifer Stevens, public information officer for the Staunton Police Department.

Both the person who was hit by the bat and the woman he was visiting describe the suspect as a man who goes by the nickname "Dee." They both think they may know the suspect.

If you have any information, you're asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-322-2017.

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