Man charged with bat assault, confederate nonetheless at-large – Information – Every day Business

LEESBURG — Police arrested a Winter Park man after he and a good friend allegedly attacked a Leesburg resident with a baseball bat as he was checking his mail.

Jemol Sweeney, 22, was charged with aggravated battery and assault with a lethal weapon after a neighbor advised police he was the one swinging the bat.

In accordance with the arrest report, Sweeney and a good friend recognized solely as “Zay” accused the sufferer of leaving a gate open in entrance of his house, permitting one other tenant’s canine to flee.

The sufferer advised them he didn’t wish to argue, the report mentioned, however Sweeney and his good friend adopted. Because the sufferer ran in the direction of his door, the 2 reportedly started attacking him with a bat, placing him repeatedly.

The neighbor broke up the struggle and recognized Sweeney as one of many attackers.

He advised officers that the sufferer did let his canine out.