Man says he was attacked with knife, baseball bats

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By Jesef Williams

A Lancaster man told sheriff's deputies he was attacked by several people Sunday night moments after returning to his home on Shiloh Unity Road.

The man said his girlfriend dropped him off at the end of his driveway about 11 p.m. When he walked to the house, six people were waiting for him, he told sheriff's deputies.

The man said he knew four of them and they were from Charlotte. There were four men and two women.

The man told deputies that one man from the group approached him, shook his hand and asked him about a woman.

Then another man from the group stabbed him in the neck with a knife, an incident report said.

When he fell to the ground, four of the assailants began to hit him with various weapons, the report said.

The victim told deputies he remembers being stabbed several times with a knife, hit in the mouth with a pair of brass knuckles and struck on his sides and back with baseball bats.

He believes the assault lasted between 10 and 15 minutes.

Sheriff's office spokesman Tom Holland said the victim was treated at Springs Memorial Hospital and released.

One of the men took $1,900, a wallet and a knife from the victim's pockets, the report said.

The attackers fled after the assault.

No arrests have been made in the case.

"We've tried to make contact with him (the victim) but have been unsuccessful thus far," Holland said. "It's still under investigation."

Contact reporter Jesef Williams at jwilliams@thelancasternews.com or at (803) 283-1152