Three arrested after woman was beaten with a bat

Three Medora residents were arrested earlier this week on various drug-related and other charges as part of an investigation into a woman being beaten with a ball bat.

Anthony Wirt Lane, 50, faces preliminary charges of intimidation with a deadly weapon, battery causing serious bodily injury, possession of methamphetamine while carrying a handgun, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance, serious violent felon in possession of a handgun, theft of a handgun and violation of the Legend Drug Act, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

Megan Rose Christopher-Bane, 36, and Kayla Michelle Hinderlider, 33, both face preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance. Christopher-Bane also faces a preliminary charge of possession of marijuana, while Hinderlider faces an additional preliminary charge of possession of a hypodermic needle.

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The three were arrested by police investigating a report received by dispatchers at about 6 a.m. Tuesday from St. Vincent Salem Hospital that a woman was there that had been battered, police said.

During an interview with police, the woman said earlier in the morning, she had been in Sparksville when Lane struck her with a baseball several times, police said.

The woman, who had a fractured arm and bruising on her legs, said Lane also hit her vehicle with the bat and busted a window, broke a door handle and flattened the tires, police said.

She told police Lane had been making threats to her by telephone and social media prior to the incident.

At about 9 p.m. Tuesday, police received a report from a man that Lane was chasing him with a baseball bat around Medora.

Police said they obtained an arrest warrant and went to Lane’s home on Scott Street.

During his arrest, police reported seeing drugs and paraphernalia in the home and obtained a search warrant. That search yielded drugs, paraphernalia and a handgun reportedly taken from somewhere in Bloomington, police said.

Christopher-Bane and Hinderlider, who were in the home, also were arrested.

Police said additional charges are possible.

County officers Zach Elliott and Aaron Wilkins initially investigated the incident and were assisted by county Detective Sgt. Stan Darlage, county Detective Mark Holt, county Sgt. Ben Rudolph, county Officer Billy Dishman, county reserve officers John Hinton and Dakota Burke and Medora Town Marshal Mark Sturgill.