Man Accused of ‘Vicious Assault' on Two Women: Hamden Police

Hamden police arrested a man accused of beating two women and a child with a baseball bat.

James Morrison, 50, of Eastern Street in New Haven, was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, breach of peace, and risk of injury to a minor.

Police said Morrison and his ex-girlfriend got into an argument around 12:30 a.m. Saturday. According to police, when the woman’s 20-year-old daughter tried to intervene, Morrison got her in a headlock and struck her in the head with a baseball bat. Morrison also struck his ex-girlfriend in the leg with the bat.

The 20-year-old victim was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment. The second female victim refused treatment.

The assault occurred in the area of Shelton Avenue and Goodrich Street in front of a 12-year-old child, who was not harmed.

Morrison is being held on a $5,000 bond and appeared in court for arraignment Monday.

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