A Michigan mother remains hospitalized following an attack by her daughter’s boyfriend, and reports say that the woman’s son was able to chase him away with a baseball bat before he could do any further harm.
Randy Regan Jr., 23, was charged with domestic violence and aggravated assault for the gruesome attacks that left his girlfriend’s mother, Barbara Troyer, hospitalized with head injuries and a possible brain bleed. Regan allegedly kicked the woman in the head during the attack.
According to The Daily Reporter , Regan returned to the Coldwater, Michigan, home from a bar early on April 10 and threatened his girlfriend Kristi Kiser, who was in bed at the time. Regan allegedly punched her before she called out for help, and that’s when Troyer attempted to intervene. As Troyer ran into the room, Regan reportedly threw Kiser onto the floor and started choking her, threatening to kill both of them. Troyer and Regan started to fight before the woman was knocked down and kicked in the head.
The attack likely would have been much worse had Troyer’s 17-year-old son not walked through the door as the brawl escalated, reports Fox 17. The teen reportedly grabbed a baseball bat and chased Regan away before the girlfriend and her mother were taken to a local hospital.
Regan was arrested and suffered injuries to his face following his arrest after he slammed his head into the plexiglass window in the rear seat of the patrol vehicle he was placed in, police say. He was treated at the Branch County Community Health Center emergency room prior to his jail booking but refused to shower and clean the blood from his face until just before his video arraignment on Friday afternoon.
During the arraignment, a judge set Regan’s bond at $100,000, and Regan asked the judge about the possibility of pleading insanity, allegedly claiming he was bipolar. Regan’s girlfriend was treated for minor injuries while her mother was hospitalized for potential severe brain injuries.