Two men are in custody today for allegedly invading another man's home and attacking him with a baseball bat in AuSable Forks.
Ray Brook-based state police charged Jacob E. Dahl, 25, and Cody J. Bryant, 18, both of Wilmington, with one count each of first-degree burglary, a class B felony. Dahl was charged at 3:50 a.m. Monday, while Bryant was charged at 10:29 a.m.
State police and AuSable Forks emergency medical personnel responded to reports of an assault at a residence on Main Street in AuSable Forks at about 11:27 p.m. Sunday. Upon their arrival, they found that 19-year-old Andrew J. Parrow had suffered cuts to his head as well as other lesser injuries, according to a state police press release.
Parrow was taken to the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, where he was treated and released.
Police said a subsequent investigation revealed that Dahl and Bryant "forced their way into the residence, assaulted Parrow with a baseball bat, and fled the scene in a white 2004 Pontiac passenger car."
State police Investigator Jeremy Viele said it's not known why Dahl and Bryant initiated the attack.
"We don't believe they were there to specifically speak with the victim," Viele said. "It could have been a roommate" they were looking for, he said.
"The altercation ensued initially; then they left and came back and entered the house," Viele added.
The investigation continued into the following day, when police were able to locate the Pontiac at Dahl's Wilmington residence. He was taken into custody and processed at the Wilmington state police barracks. Bryant was found later in Saranac Lake and taken to the Ray Brook barracks for processing.
Dahl was arraigned in Wilmington town court before Justice Timothy Kertz and remanded to Essex County Jail in Lewis in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. Bryant was arraigned in Keene town court before Justice Constance Hickey and remanded to county jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.
Both men were still in custody as of noon today.
Police said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to contact state police at 897-2000.