AUBURN — A Lewiston man was indicted on robbery and assault charges Wednesday in an alleged hammer attack in Auburn that left a man with severe head injuries in November.

Jason Anthony Wotton, 32, was indicted by the Androscoggin County grand jury on charges of aggravated assault, robbery and violating bail.

According to police, on Nov. 10 a witness called police to report two men fighting early Friday morning at a home on Washington Street. One of the men clutched the other man at the back of the neck and was beating his head into a tow truck, according to an affidavit written by Auburn Police Detective Marshall McCamish. The witness said one of the men was using a hammer on the other man and that “the offending male was trying to take off the male’s pants prior to running away.”

The victim, 37-year-old Leon Hunt, was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with severe head injuries where he was listed in critical condition. Hunt was later flown to a Portland hospital where underwent emergency surgery. He was put on a breathing tube because of swelling in his brain.

Hunt is still being treated for his injuries.

Police tracked Wotton to his ex-girlfriend’s home on Main Street, where he was found hiding inside. She said she had dropped Wotton and Hunt off at Hunt’s home Thursday night. Wotton called her Friday morning and asked her to pick him up at a restaurant on Washington Street, which she said she did. She told police she had no knowledge of the Friday morning fight.

Police searched her apartment where they recovered her cellphone and a hammer that had red/brown stains on it.

Wotton has remained jailed since his arrest.

Jason Anthony Wotton

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