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Three Charged In Fredericksburg Cancer Patient's Robbery, Beating

UPDATE: Fredericksburg police have arrested a third suspect in the robbery and beating of a cancer patient and have named a fourth suspect. 

23-year-old David Arrington is facing robbery and firearms charges. His brother, 24-year-old Jeremy Arrington, is wanted for the same crimes...but police haven't apprehended him yet. 

Police have recovered the handgun and baton used in the crimes.

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UPDATE: Two suspects have been arrested in connection with Monday's home invasion and robbery on Altoona Drive.

With assistance from the Virginia State Police, Christopher Kyle Deviers, 25, and Chad Wallace Lumpkin, 25, both of Spotsylvania, were each arrested at their homes without incident and charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Deviers and Lumpkin are both incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are anticipated.

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A Fredericksburg cancer patient is recovering after being brutally beaten during a robbery Monday.

Police said three men knocked on 43-year-old Eddie Butler's door Monday night, in the 300 block of Altoona Drive. When the victim answered, the men pointed a gun at Butler and demanded money and prescription drugs.

Police said Butler resisted, and the suspects responded by beating him with a metal baton. "They went in my pockets took my rent money and the meds I had on me and took off," Butler told 8News reporter Nate Eaton.

Investigators were appalled at the brutal nature of the attack.

"Because of the victims weakened condition due to his medical problems there was no need for these three assailants to attack him with a weapon," said Natatia Bledsoe, spokesperson for Fredericksburg police.  

Investigators believe the suspects knew that Butler, in the final stages of throat cancer, had prescription medication. The suspects were seen fleeing the scene in a white SUV.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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