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Man in connection with Caroline beating arrested

BY PORTSIA SMITH

A man wanted in connection to a brutal beating in Caroline County last month was arrested Monday.

Caroline Sheriff Tony Lippa said Al–Lahteef Salaam Jones, 31, of Richmond was apprehended Monday morning in Nottoway

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County.

Jones is a suspect in an Oct. 9 incident in which a man was assaulted and robbed in the Carmel Church area, where he worked detailing vehicles.

The victim, James Simms, suffered a skull fracture and was in a coma for several weeks, Lippa said.

Jones and another man, 42-year-old Gregory A. Pollard of Partlow, are both charged with attempted homicide, malicious wounding and robbery.

According to a search warrant filed in Spotsylvania County, Simms was found on the ground by his mother suffering from major head trauma and was asking where his money was.

A witness told police that Jones made a statement about robbing someone that day before going to change his clothes, according to the search warrant.

Jones is being held in Pamunkey Regional Jail. He is also a person of interest in a Henrico County homicide, Lippa said.

Pollard is being held at an adult detention center in Fairfax County.

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Portsia Smith:  540/374-5419

psmith@fredericksburg.com

 

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