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State Police have obtained an arrest warrant for an Ashland man following a violent baseball bat attack Saturday morning.

Ashland Man Wanted Following Baseball Bat Attack

According to information from State Police in Frackville, Daniel Leary, 41, faces charges of aggravated assault, cruelty to animals, and more following an incident just after 5 a.m. Saturday, June 20.

Police say Leary and 33-year-old Edward Harter, also of Ashland met at 1529 Walnut St., in the borough.

Leary allegedly threatened to kill Harter. Police say when Leary made his threat, he was carrying a metal baseball bat.

That’s when Leary hit Harter with the bat two times, injuring Harter’s arm and hand. Leary then hit Harter’s dog with the bat, too.

Police say Leary then pushed Harter out of his way and dashed from the area.

The Warrant

State Police say District Judge James Reiley issued a warrant for Leary’s arrest. And if you know where Leary is, you’re asked to call State Police at 570-874-5300.

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