Man accused of using golf club, screwdriver in attack
Posted: October 10, 2012
The Winchester Star
WINCHESTER — A local man is out on bond after allegedly beating another man with a golf club before attempting to stab him with a screwdriver.
Herbert Spencer, 39, of the 200 block of Maple Street, was arrested early Monday and charged with malicious wounding.
He appeared in Winchester General District Court via video Tuesday, where he was granted a $2,000 secured bond. An official at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center said later in the day that Spencer was no longer at the jail.
According to a criminal complaint, city officers arrived at the 100 block of Wood Avenue around midnight Sunday for a domestic disturbance.
The victim told police that when his girlfriend and her sister got into an argument at the residence, Spencer came downstairs with a golf club.
Spencer is alleged to have struck the victim two times with the club, ultimately breaking it on him. When the club broke, Spencer then pulled out a screwdriver and attempted to stab the victim, the complaint states.
However, the victim said he was able to get the screwdriver away from Spencer before he could stab him.
Officers noted in the complaint that the victim had blood on the surface of his eye, a large knot and laceration to his back and a bruise on his shoulder.
Spencer fled the scene, but was arrested at about 1:30 a.m. Monday.
He is expected back in Winchester General District Court at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 16.
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