Abilene Police: Woman, 50, allegedly uses baseball bat to assault neighbor, 27

ABILENE, Texas - A 50-year-old Abilene woman was arrested Monday after allegedly striking a neighbor, 27, with a baseball bat.

Arrested was Susan Laverne Boatright, police said, after she reportedly used the bat to cause a "large bump" on 27-year-old Heather Nicole Watt's head.

Boatright has been charged with aggravated assault. Records show Boatright, listed at 5-foot-7 and 250 pounds, remains jailed on $40,000 bond.

The incident reportedly occurred in the 3100 block of South 16th Street.

"The subject was identified as a neighbor and she was arrested for aggravated assault," Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler said in a news release.

Spindler said he didn't have an "update on her (the injured woman's) medical status."

Additional details will be provided if they become available.

Here's the complete version of Abilene Police Department's daily crime report:

At about 4:15 p.m. Monday, Officer Stan Meiser responded to an injured subject call at a residence in the 3100 block of South 16th Street. APD dispatch had been notified by a concerned citizen reporting that a female victim was being assaulted by a subject with a bat. Officers and firefighters arrived on scene and contacted the involved parties. The preliminary investigation revealed that a female subject was witnessed assaulting a female victim with a bat. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with a large bump to her head. The subject was identified as a neighbor and she was arrested for Aggravated Assault. This investigation continues.

At about 3:40 a.m. Monday, Officer Brian Poynor contacted a motorist in the 800 block of Burger Street for a couple of traffic violations including failure to stop at an intersection displaying a flashing red traffic signal. Officer Poynor contacted the female driver and a records check confirmed that the driver had three outstanding municipal arrest warrants. The driver was arrested and transported to county jail for her warrants. During a thorough search of the driver at the jail, a baggie containing a crystalized substance was located. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine. The driver was also booked for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine).

At about 1:35 p.m. Monday, Officer Terrill Perkins responded to a disturbance in-progress call at a business in the 1600 block of Highway 351. A loss prevention employee had notified APD dispatch that a male subject was contacted by loss prevention for alleged theft but refused to cooperate with them. The subject allegedly left the store with stolen property and loss prevention kept the subject under surveillance while he fled and provided officers with the subject's description and direction of travel. A uniformed ACU Police Officer assisted and spotted the subject. The officer contacted the subject in an attempt to detain him, but the subject disregarded the officer. Another ACU Police Officer arrived to assist and the subject was detained in the 1400 block of E. Stamford Street. Officer Perkins' preliminary investigation revealed that the subject left the store without paying for approximately $79 in merchandise. The merchandise was recovered from a location in the 1600 block of E. Overland Trail. The subject was arrested for two misdemeanor offenses: Theft and Evading Arrest.

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