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Woman Accused Of Luring Indiana Victim To 2 Men Lying In Wait Who Allegedly Permanently Disfigured Him With Baseball Bats

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Source: Indiana State Police

Mar. 1 2023, Published 5:13 p.m. ET

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A woman and two men were recently taken into custody on warrants in connection with the attempted murder of a person beaten with baseball bats, authorities in Indiana said.

In addition to attempted murder charges, Elizabeth Potts, 23, Dakota Hedinger, 28, and Jacob Burch, 30, were each charged with multiple other crimes, including conspiring to commit murder, aggravated battery, aggravated battery with serious permanent disfigurement, and battery by means of a deadly weapon, WANE reported.

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According to Indiana State Police, the victim, whose identity was not released, claimed to detectives that in early December, Potts lured them to an “undisclosed location", where Burch and Hedinger were lying in wait with baseball bats.

The victim suffered serious life-threatening injuries in the alleged assault and had to be airlifted to a trauma center, state police said.

According to WXIN, police said the victim is permanently disfigured and suffered skull fractures, a scalp laceration, broken teeth, fractured back vertebrae, a broken arm and a broken wrist.


Following the incident, Potts allegedly fled from Indiana to her home state, Kentucky. She was arrested in January, and after her extradition back to Perry County, Indiana, she was ordered held on $960,000 bond or 10 percent cash, according to WANE.

Burch and Hedinger were taken into custody in Indiana on March 1 and both were being held with bond.


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