A South Lyon man charged in a baseball bat assault will head to trial next month.

18-year-old Malachi Collins was charged with one count of assault with intent to murder after the July 30th incident, in which police say he used a bat to severely beat a man in the South Lyon Woods Mobile Home Park. A baseball bat with blood smears was found at the residence of one of the witnesses to the attack, which reportedly began over a dispute about $7 and some clothing. Collins was then identified as the alleged assailant and arrested several days later at a motel near Ann Arbor. He was arraigned Monday in Oakland County Circuit Court, where a November 20th trial date was scheduled.

Collins, meanwhile, remains jailed without bond. The victim of the attack continues to recover after undergoing facial reconstruction surgery. (JK)