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APD: One arrested, another identified, more on the way

Photo by Laura Williams

Photo by Laura Williams

ALBANY, Ga. -- After arresting one man, warrants have been issued for another man wanted in connection with a beating on the 1200 block of Edgerly Avenue that left a victim hospitalized since June 24.

Warrants for aggravated assault and aggravated battery have been issued for the arrest of 20-year-old Demarcus Dontravious Lewis, stated an Albany Police Department report.

"Lewis and two other individuals brutally attacked 45-year-old Jerome Benjamin Walden with a board," said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman. "Walden remains in the hospital."

Walden was admitted to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and is in serious condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Tracy Lashawn Smith, 33, was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated assault and battery. He remains in Dougherty County Jail.

Anyone with additional information should call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477) or investigations at (229) 431-3288. The Spanish speaking APD-COP Tip Line is (229) 434-2677.

Crime stoppers is an anonymous tipline. People with information could become eligible for cash rewards.