Friday, April 20, 2018
Public safety

Clearwater man accused of beating wife with metal baseball bat

CLEARWATER — A 35-year-old man accused of beating his wife with a metal baseball bat was arrested Monday evening, police said.

Jamel Lee Williams, of Clearwater, was staying with his wife in Room 18 of the Pleasant Inn at 1744 N Fort Harrison Ave on Monday when they got into an argument. Williams then pushed his wife to the ground and began punching her in the head, Clearwater police said.

Williams also struck her with a metal baseball bat as she lay on the floor.

His wife initially didn't report the beating in fear of her safety, but she eventually checked into a local hospital for injuries she sustained to her head and upper body, police said.

Williams faces a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He also violated his probation on a previous attempted burglary charge.

Williams was booked into the Pinellas County jail, where he remained Tuesday afternoon without bail.

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