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Second arrest made in baseball bat attack

Victim suffered two broken arms and a broken leg in the March incident

A second Guelph man has been arrested in relation to a serious assault in March that left the victim with two broken arms and a broken leg. 

Shortly after 9 a.m. March 23 emergency services were called to a home on Elizabeth Street near Huron Street. A resident claimed he had seen two men outside near his vehicle and went to confront them when one struck him several times with a baseball bat. 

Further investigation revealed the victim was actually asleep when two men entered the home and went to his bedroom, where one began to hit him with an aluminum bat. The victim’s teenage son woke and tried to intervene, but one of the men pulled out a knife and held it towards him. 

The victim sustained two broken arms and a fractured leg and required several surgeries. 

One of the suspects, a 40-year-old Guelph man, was located downtown a week after the incident and arrested.

The second man was located early Sunday morning and arrested. A 58-year-old Guelph man is charged with aggravated assault, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats and being unlawfully in a dwelling. He was held for a bail hearing.