When a man smashes through the door wielding a metal bat, it’s safe to assume he isn’t there to play a pickup game of baseball.
Jason Brown, 39, of Akron, realized this when Anthony Pickett was charged with forcing his way into a room at the on May 26 and beating him with an aluminum baseball bat.
According to a , Pickett, 45, of Atwater, accused Brown of an affair with his wife and clubbed him three times on the head and forearm. Pickett’s wife told police she had rented the room for Brown. A 13-year-old was in the room at the time of the incident.
Police and emergency medical services were called at 1 a.m. Saturday. By the time they got there, they found Brown with a gash in his head and a bruised forearm. Brown told police Pickett just left from the State Road motel.
Brown was not hospitalized for his injuries and asked officers not to press charges.
Pickett was stopped on Wyoga Lake Road minutes later and police found a bloodied baseball bat, another bat and a machete in his car.
Pickett was charged with aggravated burglary; a first degree felony and felonious assault; a second degree felony. He is being held in Summit County Jail; his bond was set at $250,000.
He will go before Judge Lisa Coates for a preliminary hearing Friday at 10 a.m.