Man indicted in hammer attack during ‘dispute over bicycles’ in Dayton

A 50-year-old man indicted Friday is accused of striking another man with a hammer earlier this month in Dayton during a dispute over bicycles in Dayton.

George Edward Green of Dayton is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court for two counts of felonious assault.

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Police responded around noon May 6 to the 2200 block of East Fifth Street. A man who called 911 told police that he was hit with a hammer around his head and body. The suspect, identified as Green, fled in a green Cadillac and the victim was treated at Miami Valley Hospital, according to an affidavit filed in Dayton Municipal Court.

A detective found the suspect’s car near McLain and Jude streets, and police found Green at a house in the 1600 block of McLain Street. During an interview with a detective, Green “acknowledged chasing [the man] with a hammer due to a dispute over bicycles,” court documents read. “George Edward Green said he ‘blacked out’ during the assault and did not remember what happened.”

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Police also reported finding a hammer, the suspected weapon, at the McLain Street house.

Green remains held in the Montgomery County Jail.

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