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Two Charged in South Norwalk Baseball Bat Attacks

NORWALK, Conn. – Two arrests were made Friday in the case of two teenagers who were hit with a baseball bat while walking March 7 in South Norwalk.

Christian Aguilar, 23, and Ronald Washburn, 23, both of 274 Wilson Ave., were arrested on warrants and charged with first-degree robbery, conspiracy, second-degree assault and multiple drug charges. Each was given bond of $150,000.

The assault was reported at 10:07 p.m. March 7. The teenagers said they had been visiting a friend in the vicinity of Ryan Avenue and walked to an Ely Avenue store to get cigarettes, according to Sgt. Lisa Cotto. The group of four was almost to the store, on the same side of the road as the Roodner Court housing complex, when a black car pulled up, police said. A man jumped out and began hitting the 19-year-old with a baseball bat. The victim's 18-year-old friend tried to intervene and was also hit.

The 19-year-old suffered numerous wounds on his face and forehead and the back of his head was caked in blood, according to papers filed at Norwalk Superior Court. The 18-year-old also had severe wounds on his face. A third victim fled and was not injured.

A gun and a knife were reportedly involved in the attack. Police developed leads and identified the suspects. No further details were available.

Drug charges include three counts of illegal manufacture/distribution/sale/prescription drugs, possession of narcotics, possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana, sale/possession within distance of a school, drug paraphernalia, possession of paraphernalia within 1,500 feet of a school and sale/possession within distance of a school. Their court date is March 26.

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