A Salem man faces felony charges in connection to allegedly attacking another man with a metal baseball bat on Sunday, according to documents filed in circuit court.
Daniel Shaver, 28, is charged with felony counts of first-degree assault and armed criminal action. His bond was set at $100,000.
An officer with the Salem Police Department responded to the 1800 block of South Oak Street at 4:45 p.m. Sunday in reference to a male subject reporting Shaver hit him with a bat, according to the case’s probable cause report. Upon arrival, the reporting party told officers Shaver arrived drunk, accused him of inappropriate conduct and struck him in the left shoulder with an aluminum baseball bat.
The reporting party said he fought Shaver off during the ensuing struggle, then Shaver threw the bat at him before driving off. Redness bruising was detailed as covering the reporting party’s shoulder down to the elbow.
Shaver was subsequently interviewed during a traffic stop down the road. The report quotes Shaver as admitting to attacking the male subject with a bat and previously drinking a six pack. A Preliminary Breath Testing device indicated he had .257 blood alcohol concentration.