Maine man faces charges for alleged baseball bat beating
Terrence Hartley, of Clinton, Maine was indicted on seven counts of first-degree assault, and single counts of burglary and drug possession for the Sept. 22 break-in.
Hartley allegedly broke into the home through a back door sometime before 1:30 a.m. and assaulted a man and a woman with the bat, and even beat a dog inside, according to police.
Hartley was not indicted for allegedly striking the dog.
The burglary and drug possession charges are also felonies and punishable by state prison time.
Prosecutors say that Hartley allegedly had a quantity of cocaine on him when he was arrested by police.
That state's sex offender web site says that Hartley is required to register for life due to his prior sexual assault convictions.
He is currently being held at the Rockingham County jail in Brentwood. He will appear for arraignment later this month in Rockingham County Superior Court.