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CHICAGO — A Markham man was arrested Wednesday on charges alleging he attacked a Gary couple with a bat as they slept in bed in December, an official said.

Michael Scott, 33, has been wanted since he was charged Jan. 11 in Lake Criminal Court with burglary, six counts of battery, residential entry and two counts of criminal mischief.

Scott was taken into custody Wednesday while at work at O'Hare International Airport, said Mark Gregoline, supervisory inspector for the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Scott is accused of carrying out the attack on his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend Dec. 9 while the woman's 10-year-old daughter was in the home. 

The woman told police she and her current boyfriend were sleeping about 5:30 a.m. when she awoke and saw Scott, her ex-boyfriend, swing a black metal bat at them, records say.

Scott pushed the woman and hit the man with the bat, causing him to drop to his knees, records say. The woman was hit in the elbow and hip with the bat as she continued to fight, and Scott allegedly punched the man in the head.

Scott will have to face extradition proceedings in an Illinois court before he is brought before a Lake Criminal Court judge.

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Public Safety Reporter

Sarah covers crime, federal courts and breaking news for The Times. She joined the paper in 2004 after graduating from Purdue University Calumet.