BLANCHESTER — A man that police say beat a local resident with a baseball bat is in custody after police sought the suspect for nearly 36 hours.
At around 2:30 a.m. Monday Blanchester Police were called to the Ursula Park apartment complex on South Broadway Street for a fight, according to BPD Chief Scott Reinbolt; a Clinton County Sheriff’s deputy responded to assist.
Ptl. Kristen Jeffers reported she found Jason Bolish, 37, suffering severe injuries about his head. He stated he had gotten into an argument with Timothy Vogel, 27, who sometimes stays at a neighboring apartment in the complex, Reinbolt said.
“According to Bolish, the argument escalated to the point that Vogel struck him multiple times with a baseball bat,” said Reinbolt. “Vogel fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.”
Bolish, who stated the argument was over a parking spot, refused medical treatment, but went to the hospital the following day and was admitted and underwent surgery, Reinbolt said.
The police department obtained a warrant for Vogel’s arrest for felonious assault and had spent the past two days looking for him; he turned himself in around noon Wednesday, Reinbolt said.
Reinbolt said Vogel has an extensive criminal record, including convictions for possession of drugs and illegal manufacture of drugs.