HALL COUNTY, Ga. — A man was arrested after being accused of attacking a homeless man near a gas station in early March.
Hall County sheriff officials said on March 8, deputies responded to reports of an attack on a 58-year-old man near a gas station on GA 13 and Atlanta Highway near Gaines Ferry Road.
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The investigation revealed that the victim sustained multiple fractured vertebrae after the suspect slammed him into a firepit at his campsite. Officers said the suspect also stomped and kicked the victim while he was on the ground.
The victim was a homeless man who had been camping alone in the woods behind the gas station at the time of the attack.
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Law enforcement officials found the victim lying near the gas station entrance with a swollen face, bruising and numerous abrasions. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Deputies arrested 42-year-old Wayne Albert King and charged him with aggravated battery and aggravated assault.
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It is unclear what prompted the attack.
The investigation remains ongoing.
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