Beating remains under investigation
Noe Ayala, 34, of 1403 Church St., Janesville, and a second man are accused of attacking Crescencio Mejia, 30, of 333 N. Pine St., Janesville, with a baseball bat and knife after an argument at 1:06 a.m. Sunday, according to a criminal complaint.
Ayala was arrested on a charge of second-degree reckless endangerment, according to police reports, and the second man has not been arrested.
Several friends were at Mejia’s home having drinks when Ayala was asked to leave for making disrespectful comments, according to the criminal complaint.
About fifteen minutes later, Ayala and a second man returned with a baseball bat, knife and golf club, according to the criminal complaint.
Ayala lunged at Mejia with a knife, but he was unable to stab him, according to the criminal complaint.
The second man then hit Mejia in the head with a metal bat three or four times, according to the criminal complaint.
Mejia was treated at Mercy Hospital and released. His head injury required four staples to close, according to the criminal complaint.
Ayala was ordered held in the Rock County Jail on $1,500 cash bond after appearing in Rock County Court on Monday.
He is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 9 for a preliminary hearing.