Woman in online relationship with ‘boyfriend’ for 2 years bashes him in head with bat at first meeting

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Haley Fox, 24, of Turner, Ore., has been charged with assault for allegedly beating 'boyfriend' with bat in head at their first meeting. (Photo: Marion County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. — A 24-year-old woman allegedly beat her longtime online “boyfriend” in the head with a bat at their first face-to-face meeting, police told KCPQ Monday.

The man traveled from Alabama to Oregon to live with Haley Fox, who was arrested and charged with assault after fracturing the man’s skull.

According to detectives the online relationship between Fox and Samuel Campbell, 26, of Adger, Ala., began in 2013.

On Thursday, Campbell went to Fox’s home in Turner, Ore., to meet her for the first time. When he arrived Fox had candles and wine glasses set up on a table outside.

According to court documents, Campbell sat down and Fox poured him some wine.

When Fox asked Campbell to close his eyes, police said that’s when, “things took what could have been a deadly turn.”

Fox closed his eyes and that’s when Campbell took a metal baseball bat and hit him on the back of his head three times, according to court documents.

Campbell suffered a skull fracture and needed nine staples in his head. He has since been released from the hospital.

Fox told investigators she hit Campbell with the bat because she didn’t want to be his girlfriend.

Her lawyer said the sheriff’s office has framed the case.

She was charged with assault but later posted bail, according to KCPQ.