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Arrest made in beating on Raleigh's Hillsborough St.

Posted October 4, 2010 9:09 p.m. EDT
Updated October 5, 2010 5:06 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh police arrested a suspect Monday in the beating of a man outside a Hillsborough Street bar last week.

Charles Zachary Poll, 25, of Raleigh is charged with assault inflicting serious injury for an attack on Evan Benjamin Lawrence, 23.

Lawrence's father spoke to the media Friday night, less than 24 hours after, he said, his son was hit over the head outside the Jackpot Bar, at 1303 Hillsborough St.

Ben Lawrence said his son suffered serious head trauma and underwent about three hours of surgery. He was in critical condition Tuesday. Ben Lawrence pleaded with the public for tips about his son's assailant.

On Monday, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said tips were instrumental in identifying Poll as the suspect.