Killeen man arrested for hitting victim with Louisville Slugger

Killeen man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after police said he hit a man in the head with a baseball bat.

A Killeen man was arrested Thursday for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, after police said he hit a man in the head with a baseball bat.

Police said it happened at the Cheddars Restaurant in Harker Heights at roughly 2:20 p.m. on May 25. The alleged victim, 32, was seated a table having dinner with his wife and two kids, according to Harker Heights Police. 

Investigators said Peter Minott, 28, had hidden a Louisville Slugger in his pants leg. Police said he struck the victim in the head, then again in the wrist before the victim was able to wrestle the bat away from Minott.

"Minott then pulled his shirt up from his waistband, revealing the handle of a handgun in the waistband of his pants and stated something to the effect of 'I have a gun now,' before retreating out of the restaurant and departing the area," Harker Heights Police Sergeant Steve Miller said in a press release.

Miller said police believe the alleged assault was related to an argument that happened the day before at a home in Killeen.

Minot was in the Bell County Jail, as of early Thursday evening. Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke set his bond at $100,000.

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