WINDOM — A suspect accused of assaulting another person with a baseball bat was brought into police custody Thursday.
Early in the morning, Windom police were dispatched to a residence where a victim reported having been assaulted by Shawn Albright, 44, of Windom. The victim said they had been in the middle of getting a tattoo when Albright burst in the door of the house and began beating them with a bat. The victim was reportedly hit on the head, back, arms and hands.
Police observed the victim to have a large, round, bloody injury on the back of the head, blood around the mouth and lips and several welts on the back.
A witness to the incident told police the victim had been hit about 10 times. The witness believed that Albright had attacked the victim because the witness had broken up with Albright and was dating the victim.
Albright was arrested and charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony that carries a maximum possible sentence of seven years in prison and/or a $14,000 fine. If convicted, he will be sentenced based on criminal history.
He is being held in Cottonwood County Jail on bail set at $20,000 with conditions or $50,000 without.