Three arrested after man attacked with ball bat |

Three arrested after man attacked with ball bat

Three men were arrested in Glenwood Springs early Saturday morning after allegedly beating a man with a baseball bat.

Eric Steven Cherry, 22, of Glenwood Springs, and Johnny Franklin Romero Castro, 21, and Dimseas Castro, 22, both of Rifle, were arrested for second-degree assault and felony menacing after a late-night argument at Club Cyrano in downtown Glenwood Springs allegedly turned into a three-on-one attack at 7-Eleven a few blocks away on Grand Avenue.

“We received a call at 7-Eleven about a fight in progress,” Glenwood Springs police Lt. Lou Vallario said. “We found the victim standing in the street injured.”

The victim, who was not identified, told police three men attacked him with a baseball bat.

“He said that three guys – that we eventually arrested – apparently attacked him and beat him up. What we found was that there was an altercation or argument of some sort earlier at Club Cyrano and that’s how we identified the three suspects,” Vallario said.

The attack happened around 2 a.m.

Police knew who the three were because just a few minutes earlier they talked to the suspects at the bar.

“We had contact with them being involved in an altercation and it looks like it got taken on the road and wound up going to 7-Eleven,” Vallario said. “There was a baseball bat involved, the guy got hit a couple of times with a baseball bat. He didn’t sustain any kind of serious injuries, I don’t believe.”

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