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TAZEWELL (WVVA)-- A man is beat to death in late November and now police believe they have the man who did it.

34-year-old Willard Cook was arrested Wednesday night in a joint effort led by the Virginia State Police.

Commonwealth Attorney Dennis Lee says that Cook beat Russell County native Tim Mitchell to death in Tazewell County.

No weapons were used in the incident.

Police say they found Mitchell in his car at his home. At first, police were unsure if the matter was a homicide.

Lee says that the two men knew each other but were not blood related. They got in a dispute while together away from their homes.

The incident is still under investigation.

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