Charges against a Waterloo teenager who was accused of striking another teen with a baseball bat have been dropped after witnesses said someone else was responsible for the attack.
Sukrija Bajrekarevic was arrested and charged with willful injury causing serious injury after the March 2010 attack on Dillon Simon. Police said Simon was walking his dogs when a pit bull terrier attacked his dogs. He kicked at the pit bull but the dog's owner approached him and asked why he kicked his dog.
As they talked, someone clubbed Simon from behind with a baseball bat, causing a concussion and nearly severing his ear.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported Friday that charges against the Bajrekarevic, 19, were dismissed earlier this month.
Prosecutors say the investigation is continuing.