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September 25, 2013

Two accused of baseball bat assault

NEW CASTLE — Two New Castle men are wanted for allegedly hitting a man with a baseball bat and fracturing his skull.

New Castle police have charged Dewon R. Harper, 24, of 406 Long Ave., and Hakim Omar, 20, of 705 Altman Road in connection with the alleged assault, which police said occurred Sept. 9 at the Elks Lodge on West Home Street.

At the time, police were told the man had been knocked down during a fight.

However, after the victim was out of the hospital, he told police that he had been taken to Jameson Hospital, then later to Presbyterian Hospital’s trauma center in Pittsburgh with his skull injury, a hairline fracture to his jaw and a brain bleed.

Both Harper and Omar are charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment.

Warrants have been issued for their arrest.

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