Police: Man severely beaten with board at renovation site in broad daylight

Petersburg Police investigate severe beating of a man in broad daylight
Posted at 11:23 PM, Jun 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-16 04:22:01-04

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Petersburg Police are working to find out what triggered an assault on Wednesday afternoon at a home under renovation on South Jones Street.

The beating was so bad that one man had to be airlifted to the hospital.

Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett they believe that the assault happened after an argument between two men escalated. They believe one man picked up a board and beat the other man with it severely.

"[He suffered] a lot of trauma to his head and a second subject on scene was taken into custody," Petersburg Police Chief Travis Christian said.

Police are in the early stages of an investigation, but said they do believe the two men know each other. Both men appeared to have been working on renovating a South Jones Home.

"It appears they had some type of work relationship but again, it is still early," Christian said.

The items found at the scene included a couple of boards, bloody clothing and a knife. All were taken into evidence in a bizarre broad daylight assault that was so vicious, it knocked the victim's dentures out.

"He's in serious condition and was flown to an area hospital," Christian said.

Police are asking for anyone with information to call (804) 861-1212.

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