Titusville man arrested for baseball bat attack

From staff reports

A Titusville man is facing aggravated assault and other charges for allegedly attacking a man with a baseball bat this week.

Titusville police said Casey Nadolny, 23, was located Wednesday evening at his residence and taken into custody after a short struggle.

Police said Nadolny was one of two witnesses they spoke with after they arrived at the 100 block of East Oak Street on Monday evening and discovered a 19-year-old man bleeding profusely from the back and top of his head on the front porch of a residence.

Police said Nadolny and the other witness, who they didn’t identify, told police that two masked men broke into the residence and hit the man with a baseball bat, then fled on foot.

The injured man, who was flown to UPMC Hamot in Erie due to the extent of his injuries, told police during an interview Wednesday that the story of the masked men had been fabricated by Nadolny, police said.

The man also said Nadolny was the one who had hit him with the bat after he and Nadolny became involved in an argument, police said.

Nadolny has been charged with a felony count of aggravated assault; misdemeanor counts of simple assault, resisting arrest and possession of an instrument of crime with intent; and a summary charge of harassment.

A preliminary hearing is set for April 25 with district judge Amy L. Nicols presiding.

Police said they are still investigating the incident and haven’t determined if the second witness will face charges.