Standish brothers hospitalized in attack with bat after alleged dispute over woman

Posted April 07, 2012, at 1:52 p.m.

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.