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story.lead_photo.caption El Dorado News-Times

An El Dorado man was reportedly attacked early Sunday morning as he walked in the area of East Main and Martin Luther King.

Police were called at 6:27 a.m. to Medical Center of South Arkansas in reference to a battery.

The 70-year-old victim told officers that he was walking north in the area of Main and MLK at approximately 1 a.m. when a vehicle stopped in the area.

He said two males exited the vehicle and as he continued walking, he “felt something” strike him in the back of the head and knock him to the ground.

He said the two males then “jumped on him,” striking him several times in the face and about the body.

The man said he kicked one of the suspects in the groin and when the suspect screamed out in pain, the second suspect began striking him.

The suspects then got back into their vehicle and left the scene, the man said.

He told police that he lay on the ground for several minutes before he was able to get up and walked to his residence in the 1300 block Champagnolle.

The man said a friend then drove him MCSA, where he was treated for a small laceration on his left eye,

Due to the age of the victim, the incident was classified as second-degree battery, a felony offense.

According to Arkansas statute, a person commits second-degree battery if the person knowingly, without legal justification, causes physical injury to someone who is at least 60 years old or 12 years old or younger.

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