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Police: Man charged with homicide after baseball bat beating leaves one dead

Police say a man has been charged with homicide after a baseball bat beating left one dead.
HOT SPRINGS, AR – Police say a man has been charged with homicide after a baseball bat beating left one dead.

According to reports, around 2:42 am on August 22, officers from the Hot Springs Police Department responded to a call about a man being beat with a bat at the El Rancho Motel, located at 1611 Central Avenue.

When they arrived, police found the suspect, later identified as David Felty, 41, attempting to leave the scene. Felty was arrested as the victim, James Cranford, was transported to a local hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

Police say Felty has been charged with homicide in connection to Cranford’s death.

The investigation is ongoing.
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