Ludlow man arrested following baseball bat assault

Tyler H. Hayes-King charged with assault to murder, strangulation

Tyler Hayes-King. Image Courtesy: Ludlow Police Department

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.

Photo courtesy Ludlow Police Department

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.