STARKVILLE - An Oktibbeha County man is behind bars after allegedly trying to run over someone with a car, then attacking them with a bat.

Starkville police were called Sunday afternoon to the parking lot of an East Garrard Road apartment complex. Witnesses said that Karl Baker, 56, of Starkville, attempted to strike an individual with a car, then took a swing at the man with a baseball bat.

Baker was charged with aggravated assault. He was taken to the Oktibbeha County Jail where he is being held on a $5,000 bond.

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