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Stafford County authorities investigate beating

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Stafford County authorities are trying to identify a group of people who apparently pummeled a county man last week at a local nightspot.

Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said the attack took place Thursday but wasn’t reported until Friday. The victim suffered a broken jaw in the incident.

Kennedy said the victim and a friend went to Steamers Seafood Grill and Bar at 430 Chatham Heights Road Thursday night. The friend was outside playing cornhole when he got into some sort of an argument with someone.

The victim told police that he went to his friend’s aid and was struck in the back of the head and knocked out, Kennedy said. When he regained consciousness later, the bouncer told him that multiple people had assaulted him.

Kennedy said the victim went to the hospital the next morning after waking up with severe pain in his jaw. After learning it was broken, he called the Sheriff’s Office and Deputy John Miller responded.

Miller went to the business and confirmed that the man had been attacked. The identities of the attackers remained unclear Monday, Kennedy said he wasn’t sure if the friend had been interviewed.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404

kepps@freelancestar.com

 

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