UPDATE: Arrest Made in Beating

By: Jeremy Edwards Email
By: Jeremy Edwards Email

UPDATE 9/26/13 @ 9 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police have arrested a man from Charleston in connection with a beating that happened in Rand on Saturday.

They say Robert Critchfield asked Roger Fore for a cigarette then beat him with a pipe that had blade on the end of it.

According to the criminal complaint, police showed Fore six pictures and immediately identified Critchfield as the person who attacked him.

Critchfield is charged with malicious wounding.

ORIGINAL STORY 9/23/13 @ 10 a.m.
RAND, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man had to be taken to the hospital after he told police he was attacked.

Deputies say Roger Fore, 40, of Rand, was walking along Elaine Drive in Rand about 10:40 Saturday night.

Fore says a man on a bicycle rode up to him and asked for a cigarette. When Fore refused, he says the suspect stabbed and beat him with a metal pipe.

Fore was taken to CAMC General.

Deputies have interviewed witnesses and are continuing to investigate the claims.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office.

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