Man beaten un­con­scious with base­ball bat

Sus­pect goes by alias ‘Big Money’

The Covington News - - Local news - By Tyler Smith

A man was re­port­edly beaten un­con­scious with a base­ball bat Tues­day at the Mag­no­lia Heights apart­ments.

A Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Of­fi­cer re­port­edly re­sponded to the New­ton Med­i­cal Cen­ter Emer­gency Room shortly af­ter 7 p.m. There he made con­tact with a man who said he had been as­saulted 30 min­utes prior by a black man nick­named Big Money.

The of­fi­cer re­port­edly ob­served in­juries to the vic­tim’s stom­ach, arms and head.

The vic­tim had re­port­edly been visit­ing a friend at a Mag­no­lia Heights apart­ment and had stepped out­side to smoke a cig­a­rette. While he was out­side, a black Oldsmo­bile pulled up near the vic­tim and four men and a wo­man ex­ited the car.

The group re­port­edly rushed the apart­ment where the vic­tim had been visit­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice re­port, as they passed, he saw one of the men car­ry­ing a small hand gun. The driver of the car, Big Money, re­port­edly stayed be­hind and pulled a base­ball bat from the car be­fore beat­ing the vic­tim with the weapon.

Af­ter be­ing beaten, the vic- tim was re­port­edly found by his brother-in-law who dropped him off at the hospi­tal. He could re­port­edly not re­mem­ber the apart­ment num­ber or build­ing he had been visit­ing.

The vic­tim re­port­edly told the of­fi­cer that Big Money had fought with his brother-in-law’s friend ear­lier in the day over $300. The vic­tim said he was present at the time of the fight, but he as not sure who owed the money.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the fight is asked to call the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice De­part­ment at 770-786-7605. Tips can be given to the CPD anony­mously by visit­ing their Web site at www.cov­ing­ton­po­ and click­ing on “con­tact us” and then “se­cret wit­ness.”

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