Two Casper men are denying that they attacked another man with baseball bats.

Twenty-three year old Joshua Gollnick and 20-year old Jonathan Gollnick have each pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of battery and reckless endangerment.

Investigators with the Casper Police Department say sometime before 3pm on Monday, June 1st, Joshua and the victim got into a phone argument over the victim's current girlfriend, which is also Joshua's ex.

The victim told officers that a short time later, both Gollnick's arrived at the victim's residence on East 26th Street, with baseball bats in hand and attacked him.

The victim's girlfriend said she thought Joshua was coming after her and recalled a previous incident.

When interviewed, Joshua said that the victim had picked him up by his neck with his legs off of the ground and Jonathan claimed he tried to help, when he saw another man with a bat head towards Joshua.

Several witnesses told investigators that they saw the Gollnicks attacking the victim with the bats, but did not see the start of the altercation.

Both Gollnicks are being held on $750 bond awaiting trial, and could face up to six months in jail on the battery charge, and up to one year in jail on the reckless endangerment charge if convicted.