SCOTT TOWNSHIP -- A high school senior from Lackawanna County was sent to the hospital earlier this week after being attacked with a baseball bat in his driveway. Police caught up with one of the alleged attackers Wednesday. Two more are still on the loose.
That attack happened Monday night near Chapman Lake in Lackawanna County. The 18 year old had injuries to his head, arms, and legs.
Scott Township Police are still trying to figure out what the attack was all about, but the victim did know one of his alleged attackers. Police filed felony charges against that man Wednesday.
The Chapman Lake area of Scott Township in Lackawanna County is particularly quiet this time of year, but that changed Monday night along part of Chapman Lake Road.
Joanne Mullen said she saw police cars and an ambulance pull up and she called her neighbors next door. That neighbor answered. She said her son came to the door beaten and covered in blood.
The 18-year-old high school senior told police he was being dropped off at home Monday night. Three men were waiting for him with a baseball bat. The 18 year old was beaten several times and then kicked and punched.
He could only identify one of the alleged attackers: an old friend, Kyle Grzech, 21, of Dickson City. He shouted sexual slurs at us after his arrest.
Police say Grzech wouldn't identify the two other attackers. He also wouldn't explain why the attack happened.
"Those are facts we are still working on, but the bottom line was the victim was assaulted, aggressively and brutally," said Scott Township Police Patrolman Edward Frescoln.
Neighbors near Chapman Lake are wondering why, too. They told Newswatch 16 the families who live here look out for each other and each other's children.
"I know the family. We know the family well. We have that community beach down there so we`re always all there together. You know, you just don`t expect things like this. I hope he`s fine," said neighbor Lucille Dewey.
The victim was released from the hospital earlier this week but is still recovering from his injuries.
Kyle Grzech was charged with aggravated assault and a slew of other charges. Police in Scott Township are still looking for those two other men.