Attempted Murder Trial Postponed
By Patrick Lynn
The trial for a 33 year-old man facing attempted murder charges has been postponed.
Jason Hyatt of Plover has been accused of nearly beating his girlfriend to death with a baseball bat in an October 2013 incident at his Mission Lane home. Hyatt faces charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless endangering safety, kidnapping, stalking, intimidating a victim, aggravated battery, false imprisonment and bail jumping after a domestic incident in Plover in the fall of 2013.
Court records indicate the trail was postponed because one witness had a medical issue.
According to the criminal complaint, Hyatt began hitting his girlfriend with a baseball bat after she had returned home from the bar in the morning hours of October 6. He then tied to her a towel rack in the bathroom and attempted to force-feed the woman sleeping pills. The woman told police she later escaped when Hyatt fell asleep.
Hyatt was being held on a $250,000 cash bond but is now being held on a $250,000 signature bond. His new trial starts May 28.