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.
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 fiancé 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 Edd 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.