City Man Accused Of Beating Woman With Baseball Bat

July 31, 2018

SCRANTON — A city man is accused of assaulting a woman with a baseball bat Saturday night. Officers arrested Michael Midgley, 46, 321 Christ Court, after responding there for a report of an assault. A witness told police Midgley hit Amanda Mitschele in the head and thigh with a baseball bat and struck her with his hands, police said. Mitschele had bruises on her hands and face and scratches on her neck, police said. Police charged Midgley with attacking another woman with a baseball bat in 2012. He was sentenced to state prison related to those charges, court documents indicate. Midgley is charged with aggravated assault and related counts and held in Lackawanna County Prison in lieu of $115,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday. — CLAYTON OVER

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