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Man Beaten With Bike Wheel Rim, Dies

Posted June 19, 2007 12:37 p.m. EDT
Updated June 19, 2007 2:44 p.m. EDT

— A local man who was beaten with the wheel rim of a bicycle two weeks ago died over the weekend, and authorities have charged another local man with murder in connection with his death.

Plade Goode, 65, of 212 Richardson Court, Charles Manning Jr. and Agusto Harrison were drinking on Harrison's front porch on McGregor Road on June 3 when Manning and Harrison began to fight in the front yard, authorities said. Goode jumped into the fight and tried to stab Manning with a pocket knife, authorities said.

Manning grabbed a bicycle rim and hit Goode in the head with it, authorities said. He was later apprehended while riding a bike nearby, authorities said.

Goode spent almost two weeks in Nash General Hospital and Pitt Memorial Hospital and then died on Saturday, authorities said.

Manning, 37, of 9422 Cedar Grove Loop Road, was initially charged with assault with a deadly weapon, but the charge was upgraded to first-degree murder after Goode died. He is being held without bond in the Nash County Jail.