Conflict Over Girl Escalates Into Brutal Assault With Baseball Bat
It was three versus one. And the three had baseball bats.
Sheriff's deputies say three young men beat another man -- breaking several bones -- because of an altercation over a girl.
The attack happened Sunday evening as the man was walking home with his sister along CR 234 in Windsor.
Deputies say the three men -- Michael Thomas, Nelson Armas and a 16-year-old -- passed by in a car and stopped.
According to the victim, Armas had called and texted him earlier, upset over his relationship with Armas's ex-girlfriend.
Police say the confrontation became physical when the three men began beating the victim with baseball bats -- hitting his arms, legs, and torso.
According to reports, Armas then began kicking the victim as he lay on the ground.
The victim was taken to Shands.
Thomas and Armas are in jail, charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
All three suspects deny they were involved in the attack.
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