Man receives 5-year sentence for beating two with baseball bat

April 18, 2000|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Westminster man who was convicted of beating two others with a baseball bat last summer was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison.

Carroll Circuit Judge Michael M. Galloway ordered that Robert Lee Bowen III, 27, of the first block of Charles St. be placed on probation for five years after being released.

Bowen was one of five people arrested in the June 13 attack on Christopher Steinberg and Anthony Vicarini at a home in the first block of Winchester Ave.

Galloway sentenced Bowen to 12 years in prison before suspending all but five years.

He also ordered Bowen to pay more than $1,200 in restitution to Steinberg, who tried to help Vicarini when the assailants came looking for someone named "Tony" and began beating Vicarini when he opened the door.

Both victims were treated for cuts and head injuries.

According to police and court documents, Steinberg heard a disturbance soon after midnight and was struck with a red baseball bat when he went to the front porch to help Vicarini, his girlfriend's son.

Police got a break in the case early in the investigation when an anonymous caller reported seeing someone throw a red baseball bat in a trash bin outside an apartment complex on Charles Street.

One of the attackers, then 15, was turned over to juvenile authorities.

The remaining co-defendants either have not gone to trial or have not been sentenced, according to court records.

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