Florence Police arrest man for assault with a baseball bat


Kerry Douglas Smith (pictured above) was arrested on June 20 for assaulting a person with a baseball bat. (Florence Police Department)

FLORENCE, Ala. – Florence police arrested a man for a baseball bat-related assault Sunday.

Authorities say they responded to a call on the 100 block of Sycamore Street in Florence at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 20. Upon arrivals, officers discovered a 46-year-old male who had lacerations to the head and multiple other injures as a result of an assault with a baseball bat.

The victim was transferred to North Alabama Medical Center for treatment.

Officers located Kerry Douglas Smith during a traffic stop, arrested him, and charged him with assault in the second degree.

Smith was released from the Lauderdale County Detention Center on a $2,500 bond.

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