Somerset man accused of assault with a baseball bat

November 20, 2018


A 26-year-old Somerset man is accused of injuring two people by striking them with a baseball bat when they were visiting his sister.

Anthony Louis Junis Miner, who lives with his sister Stephanie Nichols in the 100 block of East Patriot Street, was charged with aggravated assault, a felony, and lesser-graded offenses of recklessly endangering another person and simple assault.

Police went to the siblings’ address in Somerset Borough twice Sunday night or early Monday morning to calm an argument over living arrangements, police said.

Later that night both Zachary Sarver and Kaylee Deist were at the residence visiting with Nichols when again the argument escalated and Miner began to assault Sarver with an aluminum baseball bat, police said. Sarver sustained “serious lacerations” to his head as well as a fractured big toe, police said.

Deist, who came to the aid of Sarver, was also struck with the baseball bat. She sustained “a serious laceration to (the) right side of her head and an injury to her right wrist,” police said.

Both were treated at Somerset Hospital.

Patrols were dispatched to the apartment at approximately 1:15 a.m Monday. Police said Miner was taken into custody without incident.

Miner is in the Somerset County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 27 before District Judge Ken Johnson in Somerset.

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