Deputies responded to the Medical College of Georgia emergency room Thursday where they found a 45-year-old man who said he had been beaten and robbed during a drug deal that afternoon.
Barry Darin Pope, of the 4100 block of Wheeler Road, told deputies he was attempting to purchase illegal drugs on the 600 block of Chaffee Avenue around 5:30 p.m. when three men began striking him in the head and body, according to an incident report. After Pope fell to the ground, the men took $20 from his pocket and fled the scene.
Deputies observed multiple open wounds and swelling on victim’s face. He also complained of chest pain.