Deputy attacked with baseball bat while supervising lawn mowing in Mattydale

A Mattydale man is accused of attacking an Onondaga County Sheriff's deputy.

50-year-old Gregory Rowe allegedly struck the deputy with a baseball bat while the deputy was overseeing crews mowing Rowe's overgrown lawn.

It happened at 502 Garden City Drive around noon on Tuesday.

The deputy was assisting a Town of Salina Codes Enforcement Officer and TPM General Contractors who were mowing the overgrown lawn because it was in violation of town codes.

Deputies say Rowe became irate that his lawn was going to be mowed and attacked the deputy with an aluminum baseball bat, striking him in the forearm. The deputy used pepper spray on Rowe and was able to wrestle him to the ground.

The deputy was taken to the emergency room for treatment. The extent of the deputy's injuries are unknown right now.

Rowe is being arraigned in Salina Town Court on charges of attempted aggravated assault upon a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon, obstructing governmental administration, menacing and resisting arrest.

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