Man Charged in Baseball Bat Beating

Police arrested Jeffery Dalesandro Ferguson on Tuesday for allegedly attacking a man with a baseball bat behind the Helping Hands building on Jefferson Avenue.

Ferguson, 23, of Glen Easton was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of malicious assault. He remained lodged at Northern Regional Jail on Thursday on a $4,500 bond.

A criminal complaint states two police officers approached what appeared to be two males arguing in the alley behind Helping Hands around 8:02 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, Ferguson was closest to the officers and did not see police approaching him from the rear. They say he raised a baseball bat, swinging it toward the other man’s head.

The report states the victim was able to block the bat with his arm. According to the report, Ferguson immediately was arrested and transported to the Moundsville Police Department for processing.

At the police department, the report states Ferguson said the victim, Michael Crews, no age listed, of Moundsville, came to Ferguson’s residence and began “calling him out.”

According to the report, Ferguson said he “had enough of Michael running his mouth” and went outside to “settle the problem.” Ferguson allegedly said he then grabbed the baseball bat and went outside to meet Crews.

Crews was taken to Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale after the incident for medical treatment of injuries to his left forearm.