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Sheriff’s office seek assistance in identifying assault suspect

Officials from the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office are asking for help identifying a suspect in an early October assault.
LONOKE COUNTY, AR – Officials from the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office are asking for help identifying the suspect of an early October assault.

According to reports, the Sheriff’s Office received a call about an assault around 7:30 am on October 6. The incident took place at a service station located at the intersection of Highway 31 and Highway 8 when a 69-year-old man pulled in to get gas, and was attacked by two male suspects who were riding in a black Chevy S-10 type vehicle. The driver of the S-10 punched the victim while the passenger struck him with a bat. The suspects then fled the scene.

Police say the victim was taken to Springhill Baptist Hospital. Further investigation identified the driver of the S-10 as 42-year-old Darrell Dewayne Eddy of Cabot. Eddy was arrested on October 14 for aggravated assault and 2nd degree battery. Eddy refused to identify the second suspect who struck the victim with the bat.

Investigators are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the second suspect in the assault. Anyone with information are asked to contact the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office at (501) 676-3000 or (501) 676-3002.
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