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74-year-old man found beaten at Fayetteville home

Posted February 18, 2015

Fayetteville police are trying to find the person or people who beat a 74-year-old man at his home.

Police received a call early Tuesday evening asking them to check on the man  after neighbors reported that they had not seen him for a couple of days.

Officers found him on the floor of his home on Schmidt Street. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition Wednesday.

It's the second such report in the area in recent days, but investigators haven't said if the two cases might be connected.

On Sunday, police received a report from an elderly woman about a burglary and sexual assault at her home on Yadkin Road – about 3 miles from Schmidt Street.

Investigators haven't provided further information about either case but ask that anyone with information to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-263-1883 or 910-489-4092 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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  • Wayne R. Douglas Feb 19, 2015
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    That's exactly what I meant. Calm down now.

  • Brandi Gaenzle Feb 19, 2015
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    What does that have to do with this??????????? Ignorance is what that is! so its fair to bring that into it huh? okay well then lets going ahead and put money on it that the suspects are black... because I bet they are! Especially in that jacked up neighborhood

  • Wayne R. Douglas Feb 18, 2015
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    Black Lives Matter.

  • Alexia Proper Feb 18, 2015
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    Just no respect for human beings. Very sad.