Baseball bat attack ends in arrest


Korte Michael Barkley, 25, was arrested on September 16 after Cottage Grove authorities responded to a reported assault on Parks Rd. in Cottage Grove.

According to reports, a 30 year old male arrived at a residence on Parks Rd. to speak with a female he had previously dated. A short time later, Barkely arrived at the residence and, "intentionally rammed the victim's vehicle with his vehicle," a press release on the incident stated.

Barkely allegedly exited his vehicle with a baseball bat and after a verbal dispute, reportedly struck the victim in the head with the bat.

The victim was transported to PeaceHealth Medical Center at RiverBend with critical injuries. 

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cottage Grove Police at -541-942-9145. 

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