BENNINGTON — A Manchester man was sentenced Tuesday to the 18 months he has already been detained for beating another man with a baseball bat.
Chad Herrington, 45, earlier pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a weapon, committed against another Manchester man in April 2019.
Herrington admitted using a baseball bat to repeatedly strike Wayne Hemingway, 63, when he went to the victim’s apartment along with two people.
According to court documents, Hemingway told police the three were wearing masks and carrying bats. And they began beating him when he opened his Torrey Knoll apartment door.
Hemingway said they pulled him outside the apartment, and one of them restrained him with a forearm against his throat while the other two entered his residence and “ransacked it.”
Two more Manchester men — Jason Davie, 39, and Joshua McMahon, 42 — were also charged in the incident.
The victim reportedly recognized Herrington and McMahon from “past drug involvements.”
Hemingway believed his attackers were looking for drugs, but didn’t find any because he was apparently clean and sober. He said the men took an unknown number of CDs.
Police noted injuries throughout Hemingway’s body, including a wound that ran from his forehead to his eyes and a large bruise on his left thigh.
Court records show Herrington was arrested in May 2019 and detained at Marble Valley correctional facility in Rutland. That September, he was placed in home detention and remained so until his sentencing in Bennington Superior Court on Tuesday.
His sentence included probation, which he is to serve for the next five years. He was represented by attorney Dan Maguire; Deputy State’s Attorney Robert Plunkett prosecuted the case.
Herrington’s three other charges of kidnapping, burglary and petit larceny were dismissed with prejudice in accordance with his plea agreement with the state.
The case against his co-defendants are still ongoing. McMahon is scheduled for a plea-change hearing on Dec. 12.