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Milwaukee man charged in attorney attack

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man faces a substantial battery charge after he allegedly attacked a county lawyer in the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

Fifty-nine-year-old Robert Baker appeared in court Friday and is free on $1,500 bond.

According to the complaint, Baker was in court Monday, trying to reopen a civil case, and reportedly became “loud and irate” when he was told the case would not be reopened.

After leaving court, according to the complaint, Baker caught up with Mark Grady, a lawyer for the county’s Corporation Counsel Office, punched him a couple times and struck him with a metal clipboard. Grady got a stitch to close a cut above his left eye.

Defense attorney Jonathan LaVoy notes that Baker is cooperating with authorities and has apologized. Baker is due back in court Aug. 20.

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