Saturday, October 31, 2009
Scary Assault in Hephzibah
On Halloween, we have news of a scary assault from Hephzibah that resulted in Thursday's arrest of 21-year-old Russell Newman of Augusta.
Deputies had their hands full earlier this month when they responded to a loud-noise complaint on the 2000 block of Brown Road in Hephzibah. Richmond County Deputy Dale Crocker found 23-year-old William Hixon in the bed of a green S-10 pickup truck. He was highly intoxicated and had a bloody mouth, cuts to his forehead and what looked like a broken nose.
Officers called for an ambulance, but Mr. Hixon didn't want medical treatment and kept saying his nose wasn't broken.
An officer described the scene in an incident report: "The victim while refusing medical attention made a statement that he had to make some money tonight, which didn't make sense due to his intoxicated state and his injuries. The victim would calm down for a bit and then become irate and combative. The victim had to be convinced to go to the hospital for treatment."
After arriving at the Medical College of Georgia, the victim told the deputy that his wallet, keys and cell phone had been taken from him.
An investigation into the Mr. Hixon's serious injuries led to this week's arrest of Mr. Newman (pictured above) on charges of aggravated battery. The suspect, who is 6 feet tall and 150 pounds, remains at the Richmond County Detention Center today under no bond.
They'll be no trick-or-treating for Mr. Newman tonight.