Suspect charged after Petersburg assault victim flown to hospital


PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — A 40-year-old man suspected of assaulting someone in Petersburg was arrested by police on Friday morning.

Authorities responded to the 200 block of S. West Street just before 8 a.m. for report of an assault in the area.The victim, who had a laceration to his forehead once officers arrived, was flown to Richmond after his condition was upgraded to life-threatening, police said.

Petersburg police arrested a suspect in the incident, identified as Deshone Scott, and charged him with aggravated malicious wounding.

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