Police arrested an Abington man earlier this month after he allegedly struck a woman in the head with a baseball bat following an argument over a borrowed video game.
Lamar Antonio Williams, 24, was arrested Jan. 3 at about 5:30 p.m. outside his residence in the 1900 block of Coolidge Avenue after police said he grabbed a 24-year-old woman by the neck, slammed her to the ground and hit her in the head with a baseball bat after the woman tried to retrieve a video game that she had lent Williams.
According to police, the victim, while at Abington Memorial Hospital, said that she texted Williams telling him that she was outside of his residence; Williams then came to the front window and said that he did not have the game. The two then came up with an agreement in which Williams would give her money for the game. A short time later, Williams opened the front door and assaulted the woman, police said.
The woman suffered a contusion to the head, police said.
A third party, who was in the house at the time, removed Williams from the victim, police said.
Police saw signs of a struggle at Williams’ residence, including a splintered wooden door and a broken aluminum screen door; police also recovered a baseball bat immediately inside the front door of the house.
Williams had previously been arrested in Abington on felony drug charges, according to court documents.