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Overton male charged with felonies after assaulting fiancé with a baseball bat
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Overton male charged with felonies after assaulting fiancé with a baseball bat

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Hugo Estrada, Jr.

Hugo Estrada, Jr.

OVERTON — An Overton man has been charged with two felonies after allegedly assaulting his fiancée with a baseball bat.

Hugo Estrada, Jr., 29, has been charged with an attempted second degree murder and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, both Class 2 felonies.

Estrada was arraigned on Monday, June 28, in Dawson County Court before Judge Jeffrey Wightman. His bail was set at 10 percent of $500,000.

A preliminary hearing has been set for July 14 at 11 a.m.

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According to court documents, at 5:24 p.m. Saturday, the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Flatwater Food and Automotive convenience store in Overton, where they met with a woman who had sustained a head injury.

The woman said her Estrada had struck her in the head with a baseball bat at their residence, one block from the store. She was later transported to a Kearney hospital.

Sergeant Ed Albrecht spoke with two witnesses who said the woman had been struck in the head by the baseball bat “a few times.”

About 6:16 p.m. Albrecht met with Estrada, who declined to make a statement and was booked into the Dawson County Jail at 8:27 p.m. 

A search warrant was obtained for Estrada’s residence. The search found signs of a “significant struggle,” according to the documents. A damaged baseball bat and blood evidence were recovered.​​

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