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Woman attacks neighbor with baseball bat in Wayne County

Deputies arrested a Butler woman following an investigation into an assault with a weapon on Tuesday.


According to a news release, Elizabeth Merritt, 44, is accused of taking a baseball bat from her home and repeatedly striking her neighbor during a dispute.

The victim suffered hand, arm, and leg injuries.


The victim was then tackled to the ground and struck again. Extent of the injuries was not released by authorities beyond a description.

However, Merritt was charged with a felony count of assault, as well as menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon.

She was held at the Wayne County Jail pending arraignment.