Glen Burnie man is hurt by man wielding a bat

April 28, 1994

County police are looking for a man who struck a Glen Burnie resident in the head with an aluminum baseball bat, sending him to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

Mitchell George Patton, 32, of Polk Drive was struck after arguing with a man in front of his home, police said. He was in serious but stable condition at Shock Trauma yesterday, according to Chuck Jackson, Shock Trauma spokesman.

A county officer found the victim sitting on the sidewalk bleeding from the head about 5:30 p.m., said Officer Randy Bell, county police spokesman.

The argument stemmed from a dispute earlier in the day between the 8-year-old son of Mr. Patton's girlfriend and a friend of the assault suspect, police said. The son told his mother that someone was trying to beat him up and had punched him in the nose.

The boy's mother asked neighborhood children to find the person who had hit her son. When that person arrived in the company of several other people, Mr. Patton began arguing with the man, police said. The man hit Mr. Patton at least once with the bat and fled.

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