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Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Police are seeking a New Castle man accused of beating a woman with a baseball bat early Sunday, authorities said.

Officers went to an apartment in the 800 block of West Washington Street shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday after being told a woman had been assaulted. They found the victim on a kitchen floor bleeding from the head and face; she was flown to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, police said.

Police issued an arrest warrant for Donald Cleaver, 34, on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and other offenses.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call New Castle Police at 724-656-9300.

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