Man charged in assault that left victim fighting for life

Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 5:04 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2022 at 11:19 PM EDT
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PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - A man has been charged in connection to an assault that left a man fighting for life.

Petersburg police said they were called to the 20 block of South Jones Street on June 15 shortly before 2 p.m.

The police chief said the victim was assaulted with a wooden board at a home under renovation.

The victim was flown to Chippenham Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The chief said the victim is stable but still in critical condition.

Austin Cain was arrested at the scene and charged with aggravated malicious wounding.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Crime Solvers at (804) 861 - 1212.

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