An Elizabethtown man arrested in July for striking another man with a baseball bat was sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.
Anthony W. Reesor, 41, was sentenced to five years in prison for second-degree assault, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted.
As part of a plea deal, the sentence was probated for five years. If Reesor is arrested while on probation, he would serve the remainder of his sentence. He also must not have any contact with the victim in the case, according to the plea agreement.
He was arrested July 1 by Radcliff police and has served 160 days in the Hardin County Detention Center related to the charge.
According to an arrest citation, police responded to Patton Village Apartments in Radcliff and found a man had been struck on the left rib cage. The man identified Reesor as the assailant.
The man also suffered a leg injury from being struck, he told police.
Reesor was found at a Patton Village apartment and arrested. According to the citation, the bat belonged to Reesor who denied police consent to search the apartment.