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Two adults, one juvenile arrested in baseball bat attack

Mar. 29, 2013 @ 11:00 PM

HUNTINGTON -- A husband and wife suffered minor injuries when they were attacked Thursday afternoon by three people near a gas station along Madison Avenue, said Huntington Police Det. Ryan Bentley.

The attack took place in the 1300 block of Madison Avenue at 12:30 p.m.

Three people were arrested in connection with the attack.

Eric Adkins, 37, Amanda Thompson, 32, and a 14-year-old juvenile male, all of Huntington, each were charged with one count of felony unlawful assault.

Bentley said the attack was part of an ongoing dispute, and it was not a random attack.

The victims were walking along Madison Avenue when they were attacked by two men and a woman, said Bentley.

The woman attacked the female victim by pushing her to the ground and repeatedly kicking and punching her in the face while the two men, one of whom had a baseball bat, chased the male victim to a nearby gas station, said Bentley.

The two men caught up to the victim and punched him several times, and he was struck twice with the baseball bat, said Bentley.

The woman suffered facial injuries, and she was treated at St. Mary's Medical Center, said Bentley. The man suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment.

Three people, including one juvenile, were arrested Friday in connection with the attack.

Adkins and Thompson were incarcerated at the Western Regional Jail, and the juvenile was taken to the Robert L. Shell Juvenile Center.



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