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September 9, 2013

Man beaten with bat

GRADY COUNTY —

A dispute between two Grady County men led to one striking the other with a baseball bat this weekend. 

Grady County deputies responded to a reported assault in Bradley where they found the victim being treated by Lindsay emergency medical services. 

The victim told deputies John Moore struck him in the head with a metal baseball bat. 

The victim said Moore was upset about a dispute between the two men over their adult children. 

"He (the victim) stated John Moore pulled up to the residence in a white mini-van and began to argue," a report from the sheriff's office reads. "He (the victim) then stated John (Moore) exited the van and approached him with a baseball bat."

According to the report, another witness saw Moore strike the victim in the head with the bat and then hurriedly left the scene. 

Although he initially refused medical care, the victim eventually sought help at Grady Memorial hospital, the report states. 

A doctor at the facility said he'd observed the victim's left ear to be badly lacerated and that it would require surgery. The report details the victim had a very serious brain bleed doctors said could be life threatening and that he was transported to an Oklahoma City area hospital. 

Moore met Deputy Tim Spratt at the sheriff's office. 

"He (Moore) said he was in Bradley for an unrelated incident," Spratt wrote in the report. "He (Moore) said he observed his son walking down the street. He said his son appeared to be upset." 

Moore said he saw a baseball bat in a ditch and retrieved it to defend himself. 

"John (Moore) stated when he pulled up and exited the vehicle, the victim started to approach him and he wanted to victim to stop," the report reads. "Moore said the victim grabbed for his collar and he swung the bat upward and hit the victim. Moore said the victim then stumbled backwards and then he (Moore) left the scene." 

Moore said he threw the bat in a ditch. 

Moore was arrested and booked into the Grady County Jail.  

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