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Bat attack leads to attempted murder charge for Fayetteville man

Posted January 9

Xavius Rashaad Whittington

— A 26-year-old Fayetteville man was arrested Sunday and charged with attempted murder after police said he hit another man with a baseball bat.

Xavius Rashaad Whittington, of the 4400 block of Briton Circle, is charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Whittington allegedly hit Rakheem Robertson with a bat twice in the head on Sunday, police said.

No additional information was immediately available.


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