YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Two Youngstown men were arrested on a charge of felonious assault Monday afternoon following a fight on the west side involving a baseball bat and a wrench.
Michael Dattilo, 33, and Christopher West, 45, each were arrested at 1802 Manhattan Ave. on a charge of felonious assault. They were taken to the Mahoning County Jail following the 5:30 p.m. fight and were released Tuesday on a court order, according to jail records.
There is no information on either suspect in the Youngstown Municipal Court computer, so it is unclear where their cases stand.
According to a Youngstown Police report, officers were called to the area of Manhattan Avenue and Maryland Avenue for a report of a fight between several men. Dattilo and his brother flagged down the officers and said they were attacked on Manhattan Avenue by man in a green shirt and jeans.
Dattilo’s brother told police the man struck him in the head five times with a crescent wrench. Michael Dattilo told officers he was struck in the arm with a wooden board by a man who was with the man who attacked his brother as he was trying to help him, according to the police report.
Michael Dattilo told officers while walking in the area of his brother’s ex-girlfriend’s house, two men approached them and a fight began.
West told officers the Dattilo brothers came to the front of 1802 Manhattan Ave., where an argument ensued. West said Michael Dattilo’s brother sneaked up behind him as he was talking to Michael and started punching him in the head and choking him, the report states.
That is when West said he defended himself by hitting Michael’s brother with the wrench. Another man came forward to help West and Michael Dattilo struck him several times with a baseball bat he was carrying, the police report states. The man said he then struck Michael with a 2×4 wooden board to defend himself, the report states.
Police noted in their report that none of the men involved in the fight nor any of the witnesses gave the same account of what happened, but because Dattilo had brought a bat with him, “it would appear he was looking for a confrontation,” the report states. West also was arrested for using the wrench to hit Michael Dattilo.