- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis man is accused of beating a man with a baseball bat while keeping him captive in his basement for more than an hour.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1QJdYzP) reports 24-year-old Jasin Pasic was charged Monday with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and felonious restraint.

Court documents allege Pasic repeatedly beat the man on the head with the bat on Feb. 9 and put a lit cigarette on the victim’s hand. Pasic also allegedly threatened the man and said he would kill him if he went to police.

The newspaper says the victim sustained a fractured arm that required surgery, and he has scars.

Court documents don’t specify a possible motive for the alleged attack.

A message left Wednesday with Pasic’s attorney, Terence Niehoff, was not immediately returned.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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