Man accused of hitting someone with baseball bat arrested after foot chase in Metropolis

(Source: Pexels/Tima Miroshnichenko)
(Source: Pexels/Tima Miroshnichenko)

METROPOLIS, Ill. (KBSI) – A Golconda man faces charges after police say he hit someone with a metal baseball bat and stole $10 and a flashlight.

Timothy P. Ashworth, 59, of Golconda faces aggravated battery, armed violence, theft, criminal trespass to property and attempted fleeing/eluding police charges.

Metropolis police were called to the Massac Memorial Hospital to find a person who had been hit with a baseball bat.

The victim told police that Ashworth took $10 and a flashlight from him, then struck him with a metal baseball bat. The victim said the suspect left in a red Jeep Liberty.

It happened in a driveway on Adkins Street around midnight on Sept. 7.

About 6 a.m. on Sept. 7, a deputy located the Jeep at 5th and Yasoda in a parking lot. Ashworth was found in the Spence Apartment Complex which he is barred from by Massac Housing Authority, according to the Metropolis Police Department.

Police say when he saw them, he took off running. Police chased him by foot. During the chase, Ashworth tripped and fell to the pavement.

He was arrested and taken to the Massac County Detention Center.

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