Man attacks wife, boyfriend with bat

September 21, 2009 7:37:25 AM PDT
Troopers investigate a domestic assault where a husband attacks his wife and her boyfriend with a bat.At approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday Delaware State Troopers were called to a home along West Main Street, in the town of Christiana, for a reported domestic assault.

According to officials, Anthony Dorio, 47, of Old Harmony Road and his wife, a 39-year-old female, had been separated for several months. A little after 3 a.m., Dorio responded to the West Main Street address which is where his wife and her current boyfriend, a 27-year-old male, were staying.

Dorio broke into the home and proceeded to a first floor bedroom where his wife and the boyfriend were sleeping. He was armed with an aluminum bat, and as the boyfriend was sleeping, began to strike him in the head. The wife woke up and started to scream. She was then struck once in the arm with the bat.

A 37-year-old male, also living in the home, was asleep in another bedroom and heard the commotion. He walked into the adjacent bedroom to see what was going on. As he walked in, Dorio turned his attention on him and began to strike this subject several times in the head with the bat. Dorio then fled the residence.

Police say all three victims were transported to Christiana Hospital where they were treated for their injuries. The two male victims were the most seriously hurt with injuries to their heads and upper bodies. The female suffered an injury to her arm.

A computer check revealed a Protection from Abuse Order was issued on August 28th for Dorio to stay away from his wife.

About an hour after the attack, Troopers located Dorio at a family member's home in Elsmere. He was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 2 for processing. He was formally charged assault, possession of a deadly weapon, violation of a protection abuse order, and burglary.


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