South Colton Man Accused Of Seriously Injuring 3 With Baseball Bat In MassenaPosted: Updated:
A 33 year old South Colton man is accused of using a baseball bat to seriously injure three men in Massena Thursday morning.
Justin Scovil of 15 Mill Street is charged with three counts of first-degree assault, first degree robbery, petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.
Massena Police Chief Adam Love tells 7 News that police were called to an apartment at 2 Willow Street shortly after 2 a.m. and found the three victims and the suspect.
The victims were first taken to Massena Memorial Hospital suffering from what Love calls brain bleeds. All three were transferred to Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.
The victims are identified as 43 year old John Skidds, 20 year old Lucas Northrup and 68 year old Robert Northrup.
Lucas' mother, Amey LaPage, said Lucas and Robert Northrup are grandson and grandfather. She also said Lucas seems to be the least injured of all the victims.
She told 7 News the attacker broke into the apartment through a kitchen window and started attacking the men with a baseball bat. She also said Scovil used to live in the apartment building, but her son doesn't know Scovil. LaPage says she believes Scovil was looking for prescription drugs.
"I heard more ruckus than usual. It's usually pretty quiet over there. There was a lot of banging, lot of loud noises and everyone was yelling and screaming," said Josh Barrett, a neighbor.
Scovil allegedly stole bottles of prescription medication, but police aren't naming a motive. He entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment.
He's being held in the St. Lawrence County Jail without bail.
Scovil has been in trouble with the law before.
According to the state Department of Corrections, Scovil served time in prison after being convicted on burglary and grand larceny charges.