Wright Man Beats Neighbor Boy, 11, And Father With Baseball Bat After Fireworks Dispute, Undersheriff Says

A 64-year-old Wright man allegedly took an aluminum baseball bat to a 37-year-old father and his 11-year-old son Tuesday after a dispute about fireworks hitting a home in their shared neighborhood.

Clair McFarland

July 05, 20232 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

An older man attacked a father and his 11-year-old son with an aluminum baseball bat late Tuesday in Wright, Wyoming, after a dispute about fireworks, authorities report.

Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputies first responded to a home on Willow Creek Drive in Wright about 40 miles south of Gillette at about 9 p.m. Tuesday night after a 64-year-old man got into a dispute with his neighbors about fireworks reportedly hitting a house, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds told Cowboy State Daily on Wednesday.

Deputies asked the man’s neighbors, including a 37-year-old man and his 11-year-old son, to move farther down the street. Then deputies left the area.

Then, The Baseball Bat Attack

But within the next two hours in an “altercation,” the 64-year-old man allegedly beat the father and son with an aluminum baseball bat, Reynolds said.

The suspect also shoved the 37-year-old man’s 60-year-old mother to the ground and removed her cellphone from her hand as she tried to call 911, damaging the cellphone, Reynolds said.

Deputies responded to that incident at about 11 p.m.

The older man’s face was injured and he went to Campbell County Memorial Hospital. The father and son also had to be taken to the hospital, Reynolds said. The father had a head injury and the boy’s left arm was hurt.

Deputies did not immediately arrest the suspect, Reynolds said, because he required treatment in the hospital.

“He will be charged after discharge from the hospital,” said Reynolds.

Clair McFarland can be reached at clair@cowboystatedaily.com.

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