- Associated Press - Sunday, September 9, 2018

McHENRY, Md. (AP) - A western Maryland man faces attempted murder and other charges after authorities say he attacked his wife with a baseball bat.

Maryland State Police said in a news release late Saturday that troopers were dispatched to a home in McHenry for a report of a domestic incident.

The troopers found a victim with “obvious injuries” to her face and head who said her husband had assaulted her with a bat. She was taken to a hospital.

Police say the troopers began searching for the suspect and he was found a short time later at the hospital.

The news release says 49-year-old James Ptomey is charged with attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and violating a protective order.

Court records don’t list an attorney for Ptomey and show he was ordered held without bond Saturday with another court hearing set for Monday morning.

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