Augusta man beaten; suspect arrested

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A 43-year-old was critically beaten outside the downtown Salvation Army on Wednesday morning.

According to a news release, Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to 1384 Greene St. just after midnight, where they found Paul Lee Adams, of the 700 block of Walton Way, on the ground. Adams was bleeding from wounds to his face and head.

He was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center’s shock trauma unit, where he is listed in critical condition, according to the sheriff’s office. Police said Adams’ injuries included a fractured skull.

Walter “Lee” Hopper, 44, was apprehended about 8 a.m. in the 500 block of 15th Street. He faces charges of aggravated assault.

 

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