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Man hit with baseball bat during card game

Posted August 23, 2009 9:01 a.m. EDT

— A 27-year-old man was playing cards when another man hit him with a baseball bat Saturday evening, Rocky Mount police said.

Police said Florez Prubencio was at a card table at 2119 Leggett Road shortly before 8 p.m. when Francisco Hernandez approached. Hernandez hit Prubencio in the head with a baseball, then punched the victim in the face, police said.

Prubencio was treated at Nash General Hospital for a broken nose and injury to the back of his head.

Hernandez was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He was being held in the Edgecombe County Jail early Sunday under a $8,000 secured bond.