December 15, 2017
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Standish brothers hospitalized in attack with bat after alleged dispute over woman

The Associated Press

STANDISH, Maine — Police say two Maine men are hospitalized with serious head injuries after being beaten with a baseball bat and crowbar in a dispute over a woman.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department says 25-year-old Shane Wescott and his 29-year-old brother, Ryan, were attacked at 10:30 p.m. Friday at Shane Wescott’s home in Standish.

Police a short time later arrested 22-year-old Peter Tracy and 23-year-old Richard Nichols, both of Portland, as they were driving in Buxton. They are charged with aggravated assault and are being held on $25,000 bail.

Police say a third man who was assaulted when he tried to intervene told investigators that the alleged reason for the attack was that one of the victims is dating Tracy’s ex-girlfriend.

 


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