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Grand jury indicts Grant County beating suspect

Eric Unthank provided photo. Eric Unthank provided photo.
DRY RIDGE, KY (FOX19) -

The Grant County man accused of beating multiple people last month, including some with special needs, has been indicted by the grand jury. 

Eric Unthank, 42, was indicted Friday on one count of burglary, one count of first degree assault, two counts of second degree assault and one count of persistent felony offender. 

On Dec. 17, Unthank allegedly broke into a Ten Mile Road home in Dry Ridge and beat multiple residents with a club. Some of those beaten had special needs, authorities said.

[RELATED: Grant County beating suspect in custody]

A substitute school bus driver driving by the home saw Unthank in the garage attacking the home's owner, Janet Baumgardner. 

The driver got off his bus, grabbed the club and threatened Unthank with it. Unthank ran off and eluded authorities for nearly 24 hours.

The home on Ten Mile Road was being used as a special needs daycare,  a woman whose adult daughter was cared for there told FOX19 NOW.

Authorities said they believed Unthank was looking for a 17-year old ex-girlfriend and intended to hurt her. She was not at the home at the time of the attack. 

Unthank also has an arrest warrant out for him in Boone County for flagrant child support.

He will be in court on Jan. 21 to face the indictment charges. 

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