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Police: East Meadow Man Assaults Victim With Baseball Bat at Bar

According to Nassau Police, Joe Martins hit a male victim with the bat after an argument at Kiely's Bar in East Meadow.

An East Meadow man was arrested early Friday morning after he allegedly assaulted another man with a baseball bat at .

According to detectives, Joe Martins, 30, had an argument with another male, 33, while inside the Newbridge Road bar.

Martins left the bar and allegedly returned a short time later armed with a baseball bat. Police stated that he confronted the victim outside the building, striking him multiple times causing injuries to his left arm and cheek.

The victim was treated and released from a local hospital. Martins fled the scene, but was located a short time later and placed under arrest.

Martins is charged with Assault 2nd degree and will be arraigned on Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Blaise Datsun September 08, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Totally understandable. Sometimes you just have to assert yourself and say, "this is the dumpy, grim, awful place where I'm drinking MY 30's away surrounded by old men and no women ANYWHERE and I won't be argueed with in here by another 30 year old man drinking his 30's away. This is MY living grave." I get it.
bob harris September 09, 2012 at 11:27 PM
It is not understandable to go after some one with a baseball bat.
bob harris September 09, 2012 at 11:35 PM
I was in Kielys bar last week and its not the "this is the dumpy, grim, awful place" you say it is. Met the owners and they are very nice, the food is very good and the atmosphere is nice. People in there are very pleasant. Had a great time, Can not wait to go back.
Reed Rothchild September 23, 2012 at 08:24 PM
What is this guy talking about? Spent Friday night down at Kiely's and the place was crawling with hot college chick's. I don't think you've been down there lately, there was a bunch of Kan-jam games going on and people partying.

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