SPRINGWATER: A Springwater man was arrested and charged with felony assault after hitting another in the head with the baseball bat.


On March 15 at about 7 p.m. David Olyer Jr., 35, allegedly struck a 29-year-old man in the head with a baseball bat infront of three children aged two to nine years on Morris Road in Springwater. 



Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty said, "The investigation led to the arrest of David Olyer Jr. It is alleged that Olyer struck a 29 year old male in the head with a baseball bat while at the residence. It is also alleged that the attack took place in front of three children between the ages of twp and nine."


Olyer was arrested and charged with felony second-degree  Assault and three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The male victim was transported by EMS to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.


Olyer was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Attorney’s Office was contacted in regards to bail due to the felony level charge. It was recommended that Olyer be held on $3,000 cash bail or $6,000 bond.


Olyer was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Nunda Justice James Mann. The Judge did remand Olyer to the custody of the Sheriff on the recommended bail of $3,000 cash or $6,000 bond.


Investigating the incident for the Sheriff’s Office were Investigator Dan Rittenhouse of the Criminal Investigations Division, Sergeant James Merrick of the Patrol Division, Deputy Matt Moran of the Patrol Division and Deputy Scott Patterson of the Forensic Identification Unit (FIU).