A 17-year-old East Greenville boy is being charged as an adult after beating a 21-year-old man Sunday afternoon.
According to a criminal complaint filed by Upper Perk police, Kyle N. Moyer, of the 600 block of Morris Road, went to a home in the 400 block of State Street, East Greenville around 1:45 p.m. looking for the 21-year-old victim.
Police said Moyer was armed with a baseball bat and met with the victim on his front porch. There he reportedly tried to hit the man in the head with the bat, but the victim blocked the blows with his left arm. The man suffered a broken arm from the attack.
The man’s father reportedly heard the attack and called police.
Authorities said Moyer also hit the man in the back with the bat and the victim also suffered abrasions to his right arm. He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest by his father for treatment.
Court documents stated Moyer was seen walking from the scene of the assault with the baseball bat. He was later apprehended without incident at his home.
Police said Moyer told authorities the victim was “antagonizing his girlfriend.”
He was taken to Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center and was charged with aggravated assault with intent to cause serious bodily injury, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of an instrument of crime, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct and harassment.
After receiving the victim’s hospital records, police said Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Kelly Howard approved Moyer to be charged as an adult.
He was arraigned by District Justice Maurice Saylor of Gilbertsville and bail was set at $5,000 cash. Moyer was remanded to Montgomery County Prison until his preliminary hearing March 22 at 10:30 a.m. in Red Hill District Court.