Augusta man beaten with fence post

Daniel Sheffield

A 46-year-old man is in critical condition after he was beaten Monday night with what resembled a metal fence post.

According to Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Carrier, Cecil Bragg was involved in an argument about 10:30 p.m. with two brothers, Green and Daniel Christopher Sheffield, over stolen property on Horseshoe Road when the argument turned physical.

Carrier said the brothers hit Bragg several times in the head with the metal object.

Although authorities aren’t sure of the circumstances of the argument, according to Carrier, the suspects say their father stole a drill belonging to one of them and sold it to Bragg without permission.

Bragg was transported to Medical College of Georgia Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Daniel Sheffield, 38, is being held at the Richmond County Jail on charges of aggravated battery. Authorities are still searching for Green Sheffield, 36, who also faces an aggravated battery charge.

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