A New Jersey man is facing charges after police said he allegedly beat another man with a baseball bat behind a Shelton hotel.
At about 9 a.m. on Thursday, police responded to the Hyatt House Hotel on Bridgeport Avenue for the report of a man being beaten with a baseball bat.
A woman at the scene told police her husband, 28-year-old Chadwick Adams, was responsible for the assault and he fled the scene in a Mercury Marquis.
"There were witnesses, and surveillance video, but obviously the people that witnessed it didn't know who these people were, they just saw man with a bat beating a man in the middle of the day in the parking lot," said Shelton Police Det. Richard Bango.
Connecticut State Police were able to track Adams down on the Merritt Parkway.
An investigation revealed that Adams followed his wife to Shelton from New Jersey and confronted her regarding an ongoing domestic dispute.
An argument ensued between Adams and the man accompanying his wife, and resulted in Adams allegedly striking the man several times with a baseball bat.
The victim was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Adams’ wife was not injured.
Adams was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree breach of peace, and fourth-degree criminal mischief.
He is expected to appear in court on Friday. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.
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