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Police: South Lyon man puts another man in medically-induced coma over $7

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Posted at 4:47 PM, Aug 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-10 16:47:11-04

An 18-year-old man from South Lyon is facing charges of assault with intent to murder in a baseball bat attack over $7.

Police say the crime happened at the South Lyon Woods mobile home park last month.

Malachi Collins is accused of bashing a 26-year-old man in the head with a bat, while other people kicked the victim.

Collins initially told police he punched the victim in self-defense, and had lacerations on his knuckles, according to a police report. But then police later found the bat with blood smatterings on it. 

The victim was in a medically-induced coma and will have to undergo major reconstructive surgery.

Witnesses say the dispute was over stolen clothing and $7.
    
Collins will face a judge on Aug. 23 for a pretrial conference in 52-1 District Court.