AUGUSTA — A judge on Friday set bail at $10,000 for a man charged with attacking a woman with a metal baseball bat after she stepped in between him and her boyfriend.

The alleged victim told police she didn’t think her neighbor, Tyheen Shakee Walker, would hurt a female.

Walker, 33, of Waterville and formerly of New York, is charged with aggravated assault with the use of a dangerous weapon and terrorizing with a dangerous weapon. Both charges allege the use of baseball bat.

According to an affidavit by Waterville Police Officer Tristan Russell, filed at the Capital Judicial Center, Walker and his girlfriend went to the home of Jamie Gray to look for his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter. The girl had been there but left. Gray then told her boyfriend, who was outside, that the girl was missing.

The affidavit said Walker became upset with Gray “for yelling his business through the apartment complex and threatened to assault her.”

Gray and her boyfriend went to talk to Walker and his girlfriend, according to the affidavit, and Walker “had a silver, blue and black baseball bat in his hands.”

Gray stepped between the two men “believing that (Walker) would not hit a girl,” Russell wrote.

The affidavit says Walker swung the bat three times, hitting Gray in the left side and lower back before her boyfriend pulled her back into the apartment.

After the assault was reported at about 7 p.m. Wednesday, police located and arrested Walker at his apartment building. They also indicated he was intoxicated, and tested at more than twice the legal limit of alcohol for adult drivers.

Walker, who was carrying New York identification, made an initial appearance at court via video from the Kennebec County jail Friday to hear the charges against him.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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