Indiana man arrested for assault in Harper Woods

By: Brendan Losinski | Advertiser Times | Published August 20, 2019

 Nicolas Baez

Nicolas Baez

HARPER WOODS — An Indiana man was charged in connection with an Aug. 3 assault on a 47-year-old woman in Harper Woods.

The incident occurred in the 19000 block of Eastwood Drive. Police said the woman sustained severe injuries to her head and face but is expected to survive. She was transported to a nearby hospital following the assault. Investigators declined to elaborate on the nature of the assault.

The Harper Woods Department of Public Safety identified the suspect as 25-year-old Nicolas Baez, a resident of Lafayette, Indiana. He was arraigned Aug. 9 in 32-A District Court and charged with one count of assault with intent to murder, one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, two counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer and one count of aggravated assault.

He was given a $500,000 cash bond. His next court date is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 28 in 32-A District Court.