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Son jailed after whacking dad with baseball bat

POSTED December 16, 2009 12:02 a.m.
A Keyes man is in critical condition with a severe head injury caused by a blow from a baseball bat at the hands of his teenage son, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.
The 43-year-old man, identified by the sheriff’s department as David Haverly, had his skull bashed in after he was hit several times with a bat, said Lt. Mario Cisneros.
The alleged attack occurred about 5 p.m. Sunday in the 5500 block of Pioneer Road. It is unknown what prompted the attack, but according to the sheriff’s department, deputies were told by family members that the boy had been sniffing glue prior to the incident.
The teenager was combative and agitated when deputies arrived and they had to shoot him with a Taser to take him into custody, the sheriff’s department reported.
Once in custody, he continued to struggle with deputies and banged his head against the window of the patrol car.
The teenager was kept overnight at Emanuel Medical Center for observation and was booked into Juvenile Hall on Monday. He was charged with attempted homicide and resisting arrest.
To contact Sabra Stafford, e-mail sstafford@turlockjournal.com or call 634-9141 ext. 2002.
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