Two charged in assault with baseball bat

police seek four more

Two men suffer injuries in front-porch attack

June 16, 1999|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

Two suspects were being held at the county jail yesterday in connection with a baseball-bat attack on a pair of Westminster men early Sunday, and four more arrests are expected, authorities said.

Police said the attack occurred at a home in the first block of Winchester Ave. about 12: 20 a.m. The alleged attackers were looking for a "man named Tony," and when Anthony "Tony" Vicarini opened his door, a fight ensued, police said.

Christopher Steinberg, identified as the boyfriend of Vicarini's mother, heard the noise and went to investigate. Steinberg told police he tried to help Vicarini, who was being beaten on the front porch with a baseball bat, and that he was struck with a bat.

The assailants fled after the porch railing collapsed and the victims fell to the sidewalk.

Vicarini and Steinberg were treated at Carroll County General Hospital for multiple lacerations and bruises on their heads and bodies, said Capt. Dean Brewer, a Westminster Police spokesman.

Vicarini knew one of the attackers, according to court documents. Police arrested Blair Brown, 19, at his home in the 200 block of S. Court St. He was charged with two counts each of first- and second-degree assault, using a deadly weapon with intent to injure, reckless endangerment and one count of malicious destruction of property.

Bail was set at $50,000, court records show.

Cedric A. Jones Jr., 19, of the 1700 block of Ruxton Ave. in Walbrook was being held on $30,000 bail after being charged with two counts each of attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, using a deadly weapon with intent to injure, reckless endangerment and one count of malicious destruction of property.

If either suspect posts bail, he is under court order to have no contact with the alleged victims.

The investigation is continuing and charges are being prepared against other suspects, Brewer said.

Pub Date: 6/16/99

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