An alleged baseball attack at a Bismarck apartment complex has resulted in charges for two Arkadelphia men.

An alleged baseball attack at a Bismarck apartment complex has resulted in charges for two Arkadelphia men.
According to a report by the Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Eric Fain was dispatched to Meadowview Apartments in Bismarck in regards to a report of a fight involving a baseball bat.
Upon arrival, Fain observed three injured suspects, one of whom being a minor who was being treated by emergency personnel.
Witnesses stated that a gathering was taking place at an apartment when a suspect, later identified as Joshua Cole Weems, 24, of Arkadelphia, allegedly dropped a beer over the balcony onto another person, who ignored it and reportedly went inside an apartment.
Weems, along with Dylan Weems, 21, and another suspect who was not charged, reportedly went down the stair and entered the apartment. Once inside, the suspects allegedly began confronting the victims and taunting them. A physical altercation ensued when Cole Weems allegedly punched one of the victims.
According to a witness, Cole then waved to Dillon Weems who allegedly produced a metal baseball bat and swung it at one of the victims. Witnesses reported Dillon Weems allegedly returned to the room and struck another victim in the right shoulder. Another witness reported hearing one of the victims screaming apologies to Dillon Weems as he repeatedly hit him with the bat.

According to the report, at least four victims were allegedly struck with the bat. The brothers were face charges of third degree battery.