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Enraged Husband Charged After Baseball Bat Attack

Anthony Pickett, 45, of Atwater, was arrested Saturday for felonious assault and aggravated burglary for allegedly beating a man with a bat over suspected adultery.

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.

Kate Bigam May 31, 2012 at 01:44 PM
The opening graf of this story doesn't quite feel appropriate for a piece about domestic violence...
Earl Elevant May 31, 2012 at 05:00 PM
It wasn't domestic violence.
;ennifer Pickett June 02, 2012 at 02:53 PM
This is anthony picketts wife, u need to get ur facts straight before u print a story. Everything in here is wrong.
John Deike June 02, 2012 at 03:28 PM
The last message was deleted because it violated Patch's Terms of Use. http://cuyahogafalls.patch.com/terms
Cindy Heart June 02, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Thank you John.
Kimberly Leland-Brown June 03, 2012 at 03:17 PM
This is Kimberly Brown, Jason Brown's wife. I would like to thank you John Deike for an "extremely" accurate article and for bringing this affair to my attention. Apparently these two "co-workers" have been having an affair for quite some time. My husband is not a victim and his wife is not a victim...only the families are victims....including her husband.
Troy McClure June 03, 2012 at 03:24 PM
And once again (because obviously being direct and calling someone out for being clueless is allegedly against Patch's so-called "Terms of Use" policy, which they decide to enforce depending on the way the wind blows...and you know I'm right, too, so deal with it, Patch...and the same goes for the "Thank You" suck-ups).... The article was written based on POLICE REPORTS!!! The writer of the article did not make up his own facts or conclusions.
Daniel cross June 08, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Aparently the man was fired at work after this but not the lady... it doesn't make sense. Rascism from the boss?!

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