LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – A Ludlow man is facing several charges, including assault to murder, after police say he caused potentially deadly injuries to another man with a baseball bat.
Ludlow Police Sgt. Daniel Valadas told 22News officers were called to a home on Pondview Drive just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. When they got there, he said they found a 20-year-old man laying in the roadway, bleeding severely from his head. He was taken to Baystate Medical Center to be treated for his very serious injuries.
Valadas said 21-year-old Tyler H. Hayes-King identified himself shortly after at a nearby residence and was arrested on probable cause for assault to murder, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (baseball bat and shod foot), and strangulation.
Hayes-King was held on $500,000 cash bail until he was taken to Palmer District Court Thursday morning.
Under Massachusetts law, a “shod foot” (a foot with a shoe) can be considered a dangerous weapon when used to kick.