Arrest Warrant Filed Months After Baseball Bat Attack, Stabbing At Bar


An arrest warrant was filed for a man months after allegedly striking a man with a baseball bat and stabbing him in the stomach.

An arrest warrant was filed for Jeffrey Maurice Wells on Nov. 29 for Felonious Assault after DNA testing showed evidence of his involvement in a June attack.

According to authorities, Wells allegedly struck the victim with the a baseball bat in front of the Midway Bar, located at North High Street and East 13th Avenue, during the early morning hours of June 12.

Court documents indicated that Wells followed the victim to a nearby tobacco shop, where they argued and scuffled. Authorities said that the victim was stabbed at least twice in the stomach during that altercation.

The victim was transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital. Witnesses allegedly identified the suspect as possibly being Wells.

Wells was found and taken into custody, at which point detectives swabbed his clothing for blood.

According to court documents, Wells interrupted the detective who was reading him his rights and said that he did strike a young male with a baseball bat to protect himself, but denied the stabbing.

On June 17, police said that the victim picked Wells out of a photo lineup and detectives collected DNA from the victim.

Months later, the Columbus Division of Police crime lab determined that Wells had the victim's DNA on his hands and jeans the night of the attack.

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