Hotel room rammed, man beaten with bat

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A 43-year-old woman is facing multiple charges, accused of trying to run over a man with her car, crashing into a motel room, and  beating him with an aluminum bat.

Kelly Littlejohn was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief following the incident Saturday afternoon at the Motel 6 in the 3100 block of South I-35.

Waco police spokesman Patrick Swanton says it happened about 5:00 p.m. Saturday at the motel where the male victim was staying in a room with his dog.

Littlejohn is accused of first trying to run the man down, then as he fled into the room, crashing into the room itself.

Police say she got out of the car carrying the aluminum baseball bat and threatening to kill the man and his dog.

The 31-year-old man was beaten in the head with the metal bat and struck in the side of the head with a fist with car keys extending between his attackers fingers.

He later said he could not hear following the attack.

The woman is accused of swinging the bat at everything in the room, causing considerable damage to the room and its contents.

As police arrived and medical attention was provided to the victim, the woman retreated to the bathroom of the motel unit and locked herself inside,  with police hearing her swinging the bat and breaking up the fixtures in the room.

She refused to come out when ordered to by police and told them she would attack them with the bat if they tried to come in.

Tear gas was injected into the room with no effect.

Police then deployed a device that shot foam projectiles, striking the woman in the legs,  causing her to drop the bat.

Littlejohn was then taken into custody, checked out medically, and booked into the McLennan County Jail.

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